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systemic

adjective uk   /sɪˈstem.ɪk/ us  
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. 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.
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