Origin of invasive
Examples from the Web for invasive
The procedure they undergo to extract eggs is intense and invasive and there are no sexual kicks involved.Today’s Sperm Donor Isn’t a Broke 20-Something
September 20, 2014
Only in the high seas are there still some habitats free of invasive species.‘Mission Blue’ Warning: The Ocean Is Not Too Big to Fail
Sylvia A. Earle
August 15, 2014
Besides the danger to animals, these exotic animals may cause havoc as an invasive species.The $10 Billion Pet Cheetah and Chimp Industry
July 20, 2014
However around 80 percent of breast cancers are Invasive Ductal Carcinomas (IDC).Study Shows “Angelina Effect” Leads to Unnecessary Procedures for Some Breast Cancer Patients
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
May 21, 2014
Potential changes also need to consider the impact that invasive security measures would have on morale.Can Private Security Guards Protect Military Bases?
April 9, 2014
Not even by tradition do our common people know anything of the horrors of foreign and invasive war.
Our hurtful circumstances are so invasive and so immediate that only God can come between us and them.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
She studied it till the conventional phrases took a fiery hue, and came at her with an invasive rush.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
We may be driven from the road by the invasive motor car, but there are still the footpaths and the tameless moorland.Dartmoor
Arthur L. Salmon
Still another assault, or invasive outroad, northward against the Russian Magazines, there also was; of which by and by.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)
- of or relating to an invasion, intrusion, etc
- relating to or denoting cancer at the stage at which it has spread from its site of origin to other tissues
- (of surgery) involving making a relatively large incision in the body to gain access to the target of the surgery, as opposed to making a small incision or gaining access endoscopically through a natural orifice
Word Origin and History for invasive
mid-15c., from Middle French invasif (15c.), from Medieval Latin invasivus, from invas-, past participle stem of invadere (see invasion).
- Marked by the tendency to spread, especially into healthy tissue, as a tumor.
- Of or relating to a medical procedure in which a part of the body is entered, as by puncture or incision.
- Relating to a disease or condition that has a tendency to spread, especially a malignant cancer that spreads into healthy tissue.
- Relating to a medical procedure in which a part of the body is entered, as by puncture or incision.
- Not native to and tending to spread widely in a habitat or environment. Invasive species often have few natural predators or other biological controls in their new environment. Although not always considered harmful to an environment, invasive species can become agricultural or ecological pests and can displace native species from their habitats. Invasive species are often introduced to an environment unintentionally, as the zebra mussel was to the Great Lakes, but are sometimes introduced for a purpose, as kudzu was to the southern US, where it was originally planted to control erosion.