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
Recent Examples on the Web However, all noninvasive procedures still carry their own sets of risks. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 Sep. 2021 Urban developed the noninvasive use of ground-penetrating radar to reveal the footprints beneath the surface and show the researchers the best places to excavate. NBC News, 23 Sep. 2021 As noninvasive cosmetic procedures grow in popularity, so does awareness around the rare side effects that can occur—especially when someone in the public eye comes forward with candor and transparency. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 23 Sep. 2021 Graham has perfected a routine that is noninvasive and relaxing, made up of simple, super-high-quality steps. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 7 Sep. 2021 In 2013, the company acquired Verinata, a firm that provided a noninvasive test pregnant mothers could use to see if their developing fetus has any genetic abnormalities. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2021 About 75% required supplemental oxygen when they were hospitalized, but most did not need intensive care, ventilators or even high-flow nasal oxygen, a noninvasive method. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2021 One man spoke about his concerns with Cologuard, a noninvasive, at-home colon cancer screening test that involves mailing a fecal sample to a lab. Nicholas St. Fleur, STAT, 22 June 2021 This digital diary could yield valuable health insights and facilitate early, noninvasive diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome or colorectal cancer, Dr. Park says. Benoit Morenne, WSJ, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of noninvasive

1968, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Noninvasive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninvasive. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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noninvasive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of noninvasive

: 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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