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.
- non·in·va·sive·ly, adverb
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How to use noninvasive in a sentence
Jonathan Bates, a family lawyer in Dallas, says that in most Texas cases, “the parents each have the independent right to consent to noninvasive medical decisions.”Divorced parents are going to court over vaccinating their kids against the coronavirus | Christine Nguyen | October 7, 2021 | Washington Post
XRF, a noninvasive technique, works by shooting an X-ray beam at a sample, kicking the atoms in the sample into a higher-energy state.Ink analysis reveals Marie Antoinette’s letters’ hidden words and who censored them | Carolyn Gramling | October 1, 2021 | Science News
It’s a noninvasive procedure that involves placing patients in an fMRI machine and training them to pattern their own neural activity to match some standard, presumably healthier mental state.Fresh off a Pulitzer win for ‘The Overstory,’ Richard Powers delivers another environmental ode | Ron Charles | September 21, 2021 | Washington Post
He’s also working with the Nature Conservancy to set up noninvasive, solar-powered cameras on Palmyra Atoll, an island in the heart of the Pacific Ocean surrounded by more than 15,000 acres of coral reef.The Brilliant 10: The most innovative up-and-coming minds in science | Bill Gourgey | September 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
When the pandemic led to a surge in demand for accurate, noninvasive thermometers, Exergen increased manufacturing capacity more than fourfold in 2020.
British Dictionary definitions for noninvasive
(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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