Meaning of SYSTEMIC in English

— systemically , adv.

/si stem"ik/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to a system.

2. Physiol. , Pathol.

a. pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.

b. pertaining to or affecting a particular body system.

3. (of a pesticide) absorbed and circulated by a plant or other organism so as to be lethal to pests that feed on it.

[ 1795-1805; SYSTEM + -IC ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .