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2 (Physiol) (of a poison, disease, etc.) affecting the entire body
3 (of a pesticide, fungicide, etc.) spreading through all the parts of a plant and making it toxic to pests or parasites without destroying it
4 a systemic pesticide, fungicide, etc.
n a grammar in which description is founded on the relationships among the various units at different ranks of a language, and in which language is viewed as a system of meaning creating choices
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