noninvasive

adjective non·in·va·sive \ ˌnän-in-ˈvā-siv , -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

noninvasively

adverb

Examples of noninvasive in a Sentence

  1. noninvasive techniques of measuring brain activity

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First Known Use of noninvasive

1968


NONINVASIVE Defined for English Language Learners

noninvasive

adjective

Definition of noninvasive for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

noninvasive

adjective non·in·va·sive \ ˌnän-in-ˈvā-siv, -ziv \

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

noninvasively

adverb

noninvasiveness

noun

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