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sys·tem·ic / səˈstemik/ • adj. 1. of or relating to a system, esp. as opposed to a particular part: the disease is localized rather than systemic. ∎  (of an insecticide, fungicide, or similar substance) entering the plant via the roots or shoots and passing through the tissues. 2. Physiol. denoting the part of the circulatory system concerned with the transportation of oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the body in general, esp. as distinct from the pulmonary part concerned with the transportation of oxygen from and carbon dioxide to the lungs. DERIVATIVES: sys·tem·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.

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systemic (sis-tem-ik) adj. relating to or affecting the body as a whole, rather than individual parts and organs. s. circulation see circulation. s. sclerosis a rare multisystem connective-tissue disease in which scleroderma may be associated with pulmonary fibrosis, renal failure, and gastrointestinal and myocardial disease. Genetic and autoimmune factors may be implicated. See also CREST syndrome.

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