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

Other Words from noninvasive

noninvasively adverb

Examples of noninvasive in a Sentence

noninvasive techniques of measuring brain activity
Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration warned that noninvasive prenatal tests, which look for signs of genetic abnormalities in the fetus, could lead patients to make decisions about their pregnancies based on incorrect information. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2022 But some doctors noticed that severely ill patients responded better to noninvasive ventilation such as high-flow nasal tubes. Allysia Finley, WSJ, 20 Apr. 2022 Her specialty is designing gardens laced with succulents of every size, California natives and other noninvasive plants fit for a Mediterranean climate. Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 His research at the Stanford lab also includes work on suicide, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, which the FDA said in 2018 could be treated using noninvasive TMS. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 14 Jan. 2022 Plant materials should thrive, be noninvasive and require little maintenance. Joy Wallace Dickinson, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Feb. 2022 The radar process is noninvasive and has been described as similar to ultrasound technology. The Editors, Outside Online, 8 Apr. 2015 In 2020, the Aesthetic Society ranked nonsurgical fat reduction, which includes CoolSculpting, among the most popular noninvasive cosmetic treatments in the United States, with some 140,314 procedures performed — up from 129,686 in 2019. Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2022 In the world of noninvasive aesthetic treatments, nothing comes close to the popularity and accessibility of facial fillers. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, 7 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of noninvasive

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 May 2022

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“Noninvasive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninvasive. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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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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