non·​in·​va·​sive | \ ˌnän-in-ˈvā-siv How to pronounce noninvasive (audio) , -ziv \

Definition of noninvasive

1 : not tending to spread specifically : not tending to infiltrate and destroy healthy tissue noninvasive cancer of the bladder
2 : not being or involving an invasive medical procedure noninvasive imaging techniques

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Other Words from noninvasive

noninvasively adverb

Examples of noninvasive in a Sentence

noninvasive techniques of measuring brain activity
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First Known Use of noninvasive

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Noninvasive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of noninvasive

medical : done without cutting the body or putting something into the body


non·​in·​va·​sive | \ ˌnän-in-ˈvā-siv, -ziv How to pronounce noninvasive (audio) \

Medical Definition of noninvasive

1 : not tending to spread specifically : not tending to infiltrate and destroy healthy tissue noninvasive cancer of the bladder
2 : not being or involving an invasive medical procedure noninvasive imaging techniques that do not require the injection of dyes

Other Words from noninvasive

noninvasively adverb
noninvasiveness noun

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