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invasion

1. Pathol the spread of cancer from its point of origin into surrounding tissues
2. Ecology the movement of plants to a new area or to an area to which they are not native

Invasion

 

(infestation), the infection of man, animals, and plants by animal parasites.

Invasion may be active, as when a parasite attacks or penetrates the body of the host through injured or intact skin, or passive, brought into the body with water or food.

invasion

[in′vā·zhən]
(geology)
The movement of one material into a porous reservoir area that has been occupied by another material.
(medicine)
The phase of an infectious disease during which the pathogen multiplies and is distributed; precedes signs and symptoms.
The process by which microorganisms enter the body.
References in classic literature ?
The Prince forgets," Bransome remarked dryly, "that an invasion of this country--a practical invasion--is very nearly an impossible thing.
I simply say that in your present state invasion from some one or other is a sure thing.
The representatives of the nations of the world, being present, all nations solemnly pledged themselves never to use against one another the laboratory methods of warfare they had employed in the invasion of China.
The invasion would, of course, have been greatly favoured by high land, and perhaps by a dry climate; for Dr.
I believe it was on that very evening that I ventured on another invasion of Wildfell Hall.
That was not a pitch invasion in the way that people might think of in terms of pitch invasions.
With Lebanon exhausted by its civil wars, Israel's invasions of 1978 and 1982, the near ruin of Beirut, and the mortal blows visited on the Lebanese citizens and the Palestinian residents there, the Arab state system intervened to address the problem: prevent the further internal hemorrhage and erosion of Arab credibility, and limit the damage to the Palestinian cause.
Additionally, both groups have been known to commit home invasions while they negotiate or perform residential improvement jobs, or as a predetermined sole objective.
While Saudis sound as bloodthirsty as Israelis, their ground invasion will look more like one of those failed Israeli invasions of Gaza.
In light of this observation, she carries out an assessment as to the state of jus ad bellum prior to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, whether the invasions could be justified according to that understanding, ("In neither case is this particularly easy," she notes), and how the understanding of just ad bellum may have changed as a result of the invasions and subsequent developments in International Court of Justice jurisprudence and state practice (in reference to Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Syria, the Russian invasion of Georgia on behalf of their South Ossetian clients, and the US-supported Ethiopian invasion of Somalia).
WORCESTER - Two home invasions last week in which armed men stormed homes under the ruse they were city police appear to be connected, according to authorities.
Bethlehem - PNN - The Israeli military arrested on Thursday 12 Palestinian civilians during pre dawn invasions targeting a number of West Bank.