noninvasive

adjective
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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There is no cure for lymphedema, but different lifestyle changes and noninvasive therapies can help manage the symptoms, according to NYU Langone. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Wendy Williams Calls Out Critics After Revealing She's Been Diagnosed With Lymphedema," 10 July 2019 Consisting of ceramides and rose hip oil, this non-greasy, fast-absorbing eye cream works to restore the skin's natural moisture content in a noninvasive way. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, "Want to fight dark circles? Look for these ingredients in your next eye cream," 10 Aug. 2019 The ideal would be a noninvasive wearable headset, though that’s harder to build. Sigal Samuel, Vox, "Facebook is building tech to read your mind. The ethical implications are staggering.," 5 Aug. 2019 But there are other, noninvasive screening tests that examine the stool, or feces, for cancer signs. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Newer guidelines call for colonoscopies 5 years earlier, many insurances cover costs," 28 July 2019 Lucroy had a noninvasive procedure to correct the nose fracture last week. Los Angeles Times, "Angels’ Andrew Heaney implements dog therapy program at Children’s Hospital," 25 July 2019 Lucroy’s recovery from the readjustment — the surgery is a noninvasive procedure — and the concussion could keep him out of the Angels’ lineup for three weeks, manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday. Maria Torres, latimes.com, "Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy will have surgery to repair broken nose," 14 July 2019 Such noninvasive testing avoids the hazards of the current technique for examining embryos readied for IVF, which involves inserting a needle into an embryo and plucking cells whose DNA is then probed for genetic abnormalities. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, "New Noninvasive Genetic Tests for IVF Embryos Are in Development," 24 June 2019 But despite the need for improvements, Paşca is excited about what the noninvasive, personalized nature of the organoid approach can mean for neuromedicine. Quanta Magazine, "The Oldest Mini-Brains Have Lifelike Young Cells," 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of noninvasive

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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noninvasive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of noninvasive

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

noninvasive

adjective
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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