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confocal

[kon-foh-kuh l] /kɒnˈfoʊ kəl/
adjective, Mathematics
1.
having the same focus or foci.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; con- + focal
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Examples for confocal
  • For decades, scientists have used a technique called confocal microscopy to look at the distribution of proteins within a cell.
  • Using laser-scanning confocal microscopy for higher magnifications, the group could discern a helical structure.
  • Here an emulsion of tuna oil is stabilized with a fiber called chitosan and imaged using confocal microscopy.
British Dictionary definitions for confocal

confocal

/kɒnˈfəʊkəl/
adjective
1.
having a common focus or common foci confocal ellipses
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