confocal

[kon-foh-kuhl]
adjective Mathematics.
having the same focus or foci.

Origin:
1865–70; con- + focal

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confocal (kɒnˈfəʊkəl)
 
adj
having a common focus or common foci: confocal ellipses

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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.
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