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invasive

adjective  us   /ɪnˈveɪ·sɪv/

invasive adjective (SPREADING)

tending to spread in an uncontrollable way: invasive plant speciesmedical invasive cancer cells

invasive adjective (MEDICAL PROCESS)

medical done by cutting into or putting something into the body: invasive surgery/tests/treatment
Translations of “invasive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 侵襲的,侵入的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侵袭的,侵入的…
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