systemic
I. adjective Date: 1803 of, relating to, or common to a system: as a. affecting the body generally b. supplying those parts of the body that receive blood through the aorta rather than through the pulmonary artery c. of, relating to, or being a pesticide that as used is harmless to the plant or higher animal but when absorbed into its sap or bloodstream makes the entire organism toxic to pests (as an insect or fungus) • systemically adverb II. noun Date: 1951 a systemic pesticide

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • systemic — sys‧tem‧ic [sɪˈstemɪk, ˈstiː ǁ ˈstem ] adjective relating to or affecting the whole of a system: • the systemic problems in the healthcare system systemically adverb : • More than ever, people are thinking systemically and acting strategically. * …   Financial and business terms

  • Systemic — may refer to:*Any body system in general, usually the nervous system. *An insecticide or fungicide whose mode of action is via uptake into a plant, entering the pest when the plant is consumed. *Systemic herbicides are translocated throughout… …   Wikipedia

  • systemic — index physical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • systemic — 1803, irregularly formed from SYSTEM (Cf. system), used in medicine and biology for differentiation of meaning from SYSTEMATIC (Cf. systematic). Related: Systemically …   Etymology dictionary

  • systemic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a system as a whole. 2) Physiology referring to the non pulmonary part of the circulatory system. 3) (of an insecticide, fungicide, etc.) entering the plant via the roots or shoots and passing through the tissues.… …   English terms dictionary

  • systemic — [sis tem′ik] adj. 1. of a system 2. Physiol. of or affecting the entire organism or bodily system n. ☆ any of a group of pesticides that are absorbed into the tissues of plants, which in consequence become poisonous to insects, etc. that feed on… …   English World dictionary

  • systemic — sys|te|mic [sıˈstemık, ˈsti: US sıˈstemık] adj technical or formal affecting the whole of something ▪ a systemic disease ▪ a systemic insecticide ▪ Corruption in the police force is systemic …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • systemic — [[t]sɪsti͟ːmɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Systemic means affecting the whole of something. [FORMAL] The economy is locked in a systemic crisis. 2) ADJ Systemic chemicals or drugs are absorbed into the whole of an organism such as a plant or person,… …   English dictionary

  • systemic — systematic, systemic The word in general use in the meaning ‘done according to a plan or system’ is systematic, and one can equally speak of systematic learning (i.e. following a system or set of principles) and a systematic search (i.e. one done …   Modern English usage

  • systemic — Relating to a system; specifically somatic, relating to the entire organism as distinguished from any of its individual parts. * * * sys·tem·ic sis tem ik adj of, relating to, or common to a system: as a) affecting the body generally compare… …   Medical dictionary

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