Definition of noninvasive in English:


Syllabification: non·in·va·sive
Pronunciation: /ˌnäninˈvāsiv


  • 1(Of medical procedures) not requiring the introduction of instruments into the body: noninvasive techniques such as ultrasound
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    • MRI angiography is a unique non-invasive method of imaging blood vessels without using contrast medium.
    • Those non-invasive procedures are the newest and most popular weapon in the arsenal against aging.
    • Collection of urine being a non-invasive procedure it is an ideal specimen especially in children with congenital infections.
  • 2(Of a cancerous disease) not tending to spread.
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    • This 32 percent reduction was evident for invasive and noninvasive cancers.
    • Adenocarcinomas with mixed subtypes frequently contain regions of noninvasive tumor at the periphery of invasive tumor.
    • The oral melanomas are more likely to be flat and thin, amelanotic, and may be detected at a noninvasive or early invasive stage.
  • 2.1(Of plants) not tending to spread undesirably.

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