minimally invasive

adjective

of a surgical procedure
: involving entry into the living body through a small incision
minimally invasive surgery
a minimally invasive technique
… innovations in interventional therapies have provided effective, minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy.Elizabeth A. Stewart, The New England Journal of Medicine

Dictionary Entries Near minimally invasive

Cite this Entry

“Minimally invasive.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/minimally%20invasive. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!