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English definition of “systemic”

systemic

adjective     /sɪˈstem.ɪk/
specialized biology A systemic drug , disease , or poison reaches and has an effect on the whole of a body or a plant and not just one part of it.Complete and wholeVery and extremeGeneral bodily disorders formal A systemic problem or change is a basic one, experienced by the whole of an organization or a country and not just particular parts of it: The current recession is the result of a systemic change within the structure of the country's economy .Complete and wholeVery and extreme
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