noninvasive

adjective

non·​in·​va·​sive ˌnän-in-ˈvā-siv How to pronounce noninvasive (audio)
-ziv
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
noninvasively adverb

Examples of noninvasive in a Sentence

noninvasive techniques of measuring brain activity
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Word History

First Known Use

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 4 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition

noninvasive

adjective
non·​in·​va·​sive ˌnän-in-ˈvā-siv, -ziv How to pronounce noninvasive (audio)
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
noninvasively adverb
noninvasiveness noun
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