confocal

  • 1 Confocal — Con*fo cal, a. (Math.) Having the same foci; as, confocal quadrics. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 confocal — adj. m. TECH Microscope confocal: microscope à balayage laser permettant de réaliser des coupes optiques dans l épaisseur d un échantillon sans le couper, les images ainsi produites étant ensuite traitées par un ordinateur pour aboutir à une… …

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  • 3 Confocal — (v. lat.), was einen gemeinschaftlichen Brennpunkt hat, so confocale Linien …

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  • 4 Confocal — Confocal, lat., Linien mit gemeinschaftlichem Brennpunkt …

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  • 5 confocal — [kän fō′kəl] adj. Math. having the same focus or focuses …

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  • 6 Confocal — In geometry, confocal means having the same foci. For an optical cavity consisting of two mirrors, confocal means that they share their foci. If they are identical mirrors, their radius of curvature, Rmirror, equals L, where L is the distance… …

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  • 7 confocal — adjective Date: 1867 having the same foci < confocal ellipses > < confocal lenses > • confocally adverb …

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  • 8 confocal — See c. microscope. * * * con·fo·cal ( )kän fō kəl adj having the same foci <confocal lenses> con·fo·cal·ly kə lē adv * * * con·fo·cal (kon foґkəl) having the same focus …

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  • 9 confocal — (ˈ)kän+ adjective Etymology: com + focal mathematics : having the same real or imaginary foci used of conic sections and of conicoids whose principal sections are confocal conics …

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  • 10 confocal — /kon foh keuhl/, adj. Math. having the same focus or foci. [1865 70; CON + FOCAL] * * * …

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  • 11 confocal — adjective Having the same foci …

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  • 12 confocal — adj. having the same focus …

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  • 13 confocal — [kɒn fəʊk(ə)l] adjective having a common focus …

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  • 14 confocal — con·focal …

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  • 15 confocal — con•fo•cal [[t]kɒnˈfoʊ kəl[/t]] adj. math. having the same focus or foci • Etymology: 1865–70 con•fo′cal•ly, adv …

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  • 16 confocal — /kɒnˈfoʊkəl/ (say kon fohkuhl) adjective having the same focus or foci …

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  • 17 Confocal microscopy — Diagnostics MeSH D018613 OPS 301 code 3 301 …

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  • 18 Confocal laser scanning microscopy — (CLSM or LSCM) is a technique for obtaining high resolution optical images with depth selectivity.[1] The key feature of confocal microscopy is its ability to acquire in focus images from selected depths, a process known as optical sectioning.… …

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  • 19 confocal microscopy — a form of light microscopy, usually using fluorescence, that uses point illumination and a spatial pinhole to eliminate out of focus information and increase contrast in specimens that are thicker than the focal plane. By incrementally adjusting… …

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  • 20 confocal scanning laser microscope — (CSLM) A light microscope in which monochromatic laser derived light scans across the specimen at a specific level and illuminates one spot at a time to form an image. Stray light from other parts of the specimen is blocked out to give an image… …

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