Sys*tem"ic (?), a.
Of or relating to a system; common to a system; as, the systemic circulation of the blood.
2. Anat. & Physiol.
Of or pertaining to the general system, or the body as a whole; as, systemic death, in distinction from local death; systemic circulation, in distinction from pulmonic circulation; systemic diseases.
Systemic death. See the Note under Death, n., 1.
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