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noninvasive

[ non-in-vey-siv ]
/ ˌnɒn ɪnˈveɪ sɪv /
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adjective Medicine/Medical.

not invading adjacent healthy cells, blood vessels, or tissues; localized: a noninvasive tumor.
not entering or penetrating the body or disturbing body tissue, especially in a diagnostic procedure.

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Origin of noninvasive

First recorded in 1970–75; non- + invasive

OTHER WORDS FROM noninvasive

non·in·va·sive·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for noninvasive

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British Dictionary definitions for noninvasive

noninvasive
/ (ˌnɒnɪnˈveɪsɪv) /

adjective

(of medical treatment) not involving the making of a relatively large incision in the body or the insertion of instruments, etc, into the patient
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Medical definitions for noninvasive

noninvasive
[ nŏn′ĭn-vāsĭv ]

adj.

Not penetrating the body, as by incision. Used especially of a diagnostic procedure.
Not invading healthy tissue.
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