Systemic Sys*tem"ic, a. 1. Of or relating to a system; common to a system; as, the systemic circulation of the blood. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat. & Physiol.) Of or pertaining to the general system, or the body as a whole; as, systemic death, in distinction from local death; systemic circulation, in distinction from pulmonic circulation; systemic diseases. [1913 Webster]

{Systemic death}. See the Note under {Death}, n., 1. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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