Relating to a system; specifically somatic, relating to the entire organism as distinguished from any of its individual parts.
* * *a) affecting the body generally compare LOCALb) supplying those parts of the body that receive blood through the aorta rather than through the pulmonary arteryc) being a pesticide that as used is harmless to a higher animal or a plant but when absorbed into the bloodstream or the sap makes the whole organism toxic to pests (as cattle grubs, mites, or aphids)sys·tem·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē advsystemic n a systemic pesticide
* * *adj.relating to or affecting the body as a whole, rather than individual parts and organs.
* * *sys·tem·ic (sis-temґik) pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.
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