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.

1970–75; non- + invasive

noninvasively, adverb Unabridged
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noninvasive (ˌnɒnɪnˈveɪsɪv)
(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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noninvasive non·in·va·sive (nŏn'ĭn-vā'sĭv)

  1. Not penetrating the body, as by incision. Used especially of a diagnostic procedure.

  2. Not invading healthy tissue.

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