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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Despite the popularity of noninvasive plastic surgery procedures — Instagram-filter fillers, nonsurgical nose jobs, even nonsurgical butt lifts — invasive plastic surgery is still on the rise. Erin Nicole Celletti And Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Considering a Tummy Tuck? Here's What to Expect From Abdominoplasty," 7 Mar. 2019 Early 1990s As forensic photogrammetry developed, the idea for conducting noninvasive documentation of body surfaces using CT scans, MRIs and 3D surface scanning took root. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Complete History of the Autopsy," 26 Dec. 2018 Which is precisely why these body-shaping tools are ruling the noninvasive realm. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "What Is EMSulpt? Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Body-Contouring Treatment," 17 Sep. 2018 Several companies are investigating minimally invasive or noninvasive glucose monitors, and a few have been approved by the FDA, but developing systems that don’t penetrate the skin has been challenging. Deborah Gage, WSJ, "Wearable Health Monitors: Do They Work?," 16 Sep. 2018 To assess the stiffness of the teens' artery walls, the researchers used a noninvasive device to measure the speed at which a pulse from the heart travels between the carotid artery in the neck and the femoral artery in the leg. Fox News, "Artery damage seen in some teenage smokers, drinkers," 7 Sep. 2018 Treatment, usually daily replacement hormones, is inexpensive and noninvasive. Sarah Jio, Woman's Day, "8 Surprising Reasons You're Tired," 14 Jan. 2011 To that end, this past February the American College of Physicians released new guidelines on noninvasive treatments for lower back pain. Daisy Yuhas, Scientific American, "Forget Pills and Surgery for Back Pain," 1 Oct. 2017 Today’s imaging tools are noninvasive, which means there’s nary a brush or Q-tip in sight, and there will be no removal of particles. Nina Siegal, New York Times, "Uncovering the Secrets of the ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’," 26 Feb. 2018

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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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