1) substance that moves throughout an organism after it is absorbed. 2) any condition. disease. disorder. or pest that affects the entire organism.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionarysystemic (adjective)
of, relating to, or common to a as - system
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)
a systemic pesticide
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