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systemic

  

      adj  
1       another word for       systematic       1, 2  
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  
      n  
4    a systemic pesticide, fungicide, etc.  
  systemically      adv  


systemic grammar  
      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  
   Compare       transformational grammar       case grammar  
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