Invasive



[in-vey-siv] /ɪnˈveɪ sɪv/

adjective
1.
characterized by or involving ; offensive:
invasive war.
2.
, or tending to ; intrusive.
3.
Medicine/Medical. requiring the entry of a needle, catheter, or other instrument into a part of the body, especially in a diagnostic procedure, as a biopsy.
/ɪnˈveɪsɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an invasion, intrusion, etc
2.
relating to or denoting cancer at the stage at which it has spread from its site of origin to other tissues
3.
(of surgery) involving making a relatively large incision in the body to gain access to the target of the surgery, as opposed to making a small incision or gaining access endoscopically through a natural orifice
adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French invasif (15c.), from Medieval Latin invasivus, from invas-, past participle stem of invadere (see invasion).

invasive in·va·sive (ĭn-vā’sĭv)
adj.

in·va’sive·ness n.
invasive
(ĭn-vā’sĭv)

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