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Meaning of SYSTEMIC

Pronunciation:  si'stemik

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  affecting an entire system; "a systemic poison"

SYSTEMIC is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: general



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sys*tem"ic\, a.
1. Of or relating to a system; common to a system; as, the
   systemic circulation of the blood.

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.

{Systemic death}. See the Note under {Death}, n., 1.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Affecting the entire body.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Not localized in a particular place of the body; an infection disseminated widely through the body is said to be systemic.
  2. A word used to describe conditions that affect the entire body. diabetes is a systemic disease because it involves many parts of the body such as the pancreas, eyes, kidneys, heart, and nerves.