American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the same focus or foci. Used of a lens.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In mathematics, having the same focus: as, confocal quadrics; confocal conies.
- n. A figure having the same focus as another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Math.) Having the same foci.
- con- + focal (Wiktionary)
“The principal techniques in cell biologists' toolboxes are known as confocal and wide-field microscopy.”
“However, both fused and non-fused receptors translocated to the same endocytic compartment, as determined by dual-label confocal analysis of cells co-expressing both proteins and transferrin co-localization.”
“The scientists will study the building blocks of these synapses - specialized proteins - using genetics, molecular biology and a technique known as confocal microscopy.”
“We looked at thin rock slices and fresh surfaces using a mapping technique called confocal Raman imaging spectroscopy.”
“To reconstruct the webs the scientists focused through the amber at 40 different positions, tracing it through the layers and then splicing it together again using a computer technique called confocal microscopy.”
“Brasier and colleagues used a computer technique called confocal microscopy to reconstruct the webs and examine the interweaving silk threads.”
“Optical techniques such as confocal and multiphoton microscopy (MPM) are emerging as powerful methods for non-invasive characterization and monitoring of engineered tissues”
“Techniques such as confocal and multiphoton microscopy provide cellular level resolution imaging in biological systems.”
“The Cobolt Mambo ™, with 25 mW at 594 nm, is perfectly suited for demanding fluorescence analysis applications such as confocal microscopy and flow cytometry.”
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