The definition of systemic is something that affects the whole instead of just parts.(adjective)
When corruption extends throughout the entire government rather than just one or two people, this is an example of systemic corruption.
Systemic is a group of pesticides that are absorbed into plants causing the plant to become poisonous to anything that feeds on the plant.(noun)
An example of a systemic pesticide is DDT.
See systemic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See systemic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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