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1. Of, engaging in, or given to armed aggression: an invasive military force.
a. Of or relating to a disease or condition that has a tendency to spread, especially into healthy tissue: an invasive carcinoma.
b. Of or relating to a medical procedure in which a part of the body is entered, as by puncture or incision.
3. Tending to spread widely in a habitat or ecosystem. Used especially of nonnative species: an invasive grass.
4. Tending to intrude or encroach, as upon privacy.
An invasive species or organism.
[Middle English, from Old French invasif, from Medieval Latin invāsīvus, from Latin invāsus, past participle of invādere, to invade; see invade.]
1. of or relating to an invasion, intrusion, etc
2. (Pathology) relating to or denoting cancer at the stage at which it has spread from its site of origin to other tissues
3. (Surgery) (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
1. characterized by or involving invasion; offensive.
2. invading, or tending to invade; intrusive.
3. requiring the entry of a needle, catheter, or other medical instrument into a part of the body.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
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|Adj.||1.||invasive - relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision|
noninvasive - relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
|2.||invasive - marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue; "invasive cancer cells"|
confined - not invading healthy tissue
|3.||invasive - involving invasion or aggressive attack; "invasive war"|
offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
|4.||invasive - gradually intrusive without right or permission; "we moved back from the encroaching tide"; "invasive tourists"; "trespassing hunters"|
intrusive - tending to intrude (especially upon privacy); "she felt her presence there was intrusive"
invasive[ɪnˈveɪsɪv] ADJ [surgery, cancer] → invasivo
(Med) → invasiv
(Mil) → Invasions-; invasive war → Invasionskrieg m
a. invasor-a, invasivo-a; que invade tejidos adyacentes;
non- ___ → no ___.