Meaning of microinvasive in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ɪnˌveɪsɪv/


  • 1(of a cancerous growth) invasive at a microscopic level.

    ‘In addition, CT scan is not sensitive for detection of superficial, preinvasive / microinvasive cancers in the central airways.’
    • ‘In situ or microinvasive cancers in the central airways are not usually seen on CT.’
    • ‘Histopathologic examination of the lung showed microinvasive carcinoma at two different sites.’
    • ‘A 35-year-old woman with a palpable mass in the right breast underwent a lumpectomy that showed a microinvasive carcinoma amid ductal carcinoma in situ of the comedo type.’
    • ‘Criteria for microinvasive adenocarcinomas have not been established.’
  • 2Denoting or relating to techniques and procedures that minimize the extent of surgical intervention.