- not capable of living, growing, and developing, as an embryo, seed, or plant.
- not practicable or workable: a nonviable plan.
Origin of nonviable
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In such a case must the surgeon let the mother die lest he hasten the death of a non-viable child?Essays In Pastoral Medicine
- Not capable of living or developing independently. Used especially of an embryo or fetus.
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