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1Relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part.‘the disease is localized rather than systemic’
constructional, organizational, constitutional, configurational, formationalView synonyms
- ‘Skin lesions are identical to those seen in systemic small vessel vasculitis.’
- ‘We need to explore personal, family, community and systemic barriers that stand in the way of understanding and preventing suicides.’
- ‘Instead he highlights a series of systemic problems and suggests a number of psychological tendencies, to explain the vast gulf between claim and reality.’
- ‘The test detects low levels of a protein that indicates systemic inflammation in the body.’
- ‘Yet in each instance, the flaw is singular, not systemic, and goes against things Leonardo demonstrated he knew very well in his other work.’
- ‘This is precisely why punitive taxation, while unfair in the short term, is fair in the long run - it will force a deeper, systemic change in the way we organise our city.’
- ‘Similarly, parents in this study reported that systemic therapy encouraged them to recognize their own contribution to family problems.’
- ‘Blind review is not the answer - the problem is far more systemic.’
- ‘Some patients may temporarily lapse into a vegetative state when systemic illness causes a reversible depression of the neural function.’
- ‘This is a systemic failure and most of the civilian leadership of the Pentagon is implicated, either by omission or comission.’
- ‘And we have found systemic, serious problems in the way our intelligence community has acted over time.’
- ‘Several forms of systemic therapy exist for psoriasis.’
- ‘Have Aboriginal people changed, or is the problem systemic?’
- ‘We are attempting to use examples of media bias to raise awareness of the deep systemic corruption afflicting the media.’
- ‘Charges stemming from arguing with guards are systemic.’
- ‘More rarely, systemic vasculitis or other immunologic diseases have been observed.’
- ‘It is a systemic, chronic failure of management right across the totality of the agency.’
- ‘I think that's one of the systemic problems that we have dealing with corporate responsibility in America right now.’
- ‘But we have a real systemic problem on our hands.’
- ‘And that's one of the reasons that I think we need real systemic reform, so that the checks and balances are in place.’
Denoting the part of the circulatory system concerned with the transport of oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the body in general, especially as distinct from the pulmonary part concerned with the transport of oxygen from and carbon dioxide to the lungs.
- ‘Therefore the pulmonary and systemic circulations are in parallel and a communication between the two is needed.’
- ‘A single great artery leaves the heart and gives rise to the coronary, pulmonary, and systemic arterial circulation.’
- ‘Adequate fluid replacement is the initial step in restoring cardiac index and systemic oxygen delivery to injured tissues.’
- ‘Even a minute difference between the outputs, if sustained, would very rapidly empty either the pulmonary or the systemic circulation.’
- ‘Aortograms are performed in order to define the systemic blood supply and venous drainage.’
3(of an insecticide, fungicide, or similar substance) entering the plant via the roots or shoots and passing through the tissues.
- ‘Most of the newer, systemic fungicides fall into this group.’
- ‘The universal use of systemic fungicides would eliminate smut and bunt diseases as problems to wheat growers.’
- ‘Spray with Confidor which is a slightly systemic insecticide.’
- ‘Applying a granular soil systemic insecticide at planting time provides early season greenbug control.’
- ‘Either contact or systemic insecticides will take care of these insects.’
- ‘In case of severe infestation spray any systemic insecticide and acaricide for mites along with neem oil.’
- ‘It can't remove the systemic pesticides which are an integral part of the flesh.’
- ‘Chemical control is with the use of a systemic insecticide but a better idea is to cut off all the new foliage to prevent the nymphs from maturing and laying another batch of eggs.’
- ‘Once a grower stops using systemic insecticides, the beetle could cause significant damage.’
- ‘The seeds become infected internally and must be treated with a systemic fungicide to eliminate the pathogen.’
- ‘The flies' hit-and-run tactics also protect them from lethal exposure to cattle sprays or systemic insecticides.’
- ‘Use a systemic fungicide seed treatment to eliminate this pathogen from infected seed.’
- ‘Seed treated with systemic insecticides have shown yield increases.’
- ‘The most common example of a systemic fungicide used in soybeans is Apron which is active only against Pythium and Phytophthora.’
- ‘The new compound is a strobilurin, a class of systemic fungicide that has gained wide acceptance in the turf industry.’
- ‘Then a systemic fungicide should be sprayed on the infected plants.’
- ‘The active ingredient in both is imidacloprid, a systemic insecticide that has been used in other crops such as sorghum.’
- ‘Many growers are using imadacloprid, a new systemic insecticide that provides excellent control.’
Early 19th century: formed irregularly from system + -ic.
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