[ non-vahy-uh-buh l ]
/ nɒnˈvaɪ ə bəl /
not capable of living, growing, and developing, as an embryo, seed, or plant.
not practicable or workable: a nonviable plan.
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Origin of nonviable
[ vahy-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌvaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti /
ability to live, especially under certain conditions: The viability of a fetus outside the womb has increased dramatically with the advent of new technologies and procedures.
the capacity to operate or be sustained: The viability of the company was guaranteed by the success of its new product.
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[ nŏn-vī′ə-bəl ]
Not capable of living or developing independently. Used especially of an embryo or fetus.
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