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con·fo·cal

 (kŏn-fō′kəl)
adj.
Having the same focus or foci. Used of a lens.

con·fo′cal·ly adv.
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confocal

(kɒnˈfəʊkəl)
adj
(General Physics) having a common focus or common foci: confocal ellipses.
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con•fo•cal

(kɒnˈfoʊ kəl)

adj.
having the same focus or foci.
[1865–70]
con•fo′cal•ly, adv.
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This report presents the worldwide Confocal Microscopes market size (value, production and consumption), splits the breakdown (data status 2014-2019 and forecast to 2025), by manufacturers, region, type and application.
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- Bloomington, Indiana-based minimally invasive medical procedure device developer Cook Medical has received additional 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for the Cellvizio Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy System and the Confocal Miniprobes, the company said.
Singapore, Singapore, June 04, 2016 --(PR.com)-- In the diagnosis of skin conditions caused by parasitic mites, a recent research study has outlined distinct advantages in the use of confocal microscope over the usual light microscope.
FocalSpec, Inc., a supplier of Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) sensors and LCI-based 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and Automated Optical Measurement (AOM) systems, announces the formal North American launch of its new 3D Line Confocal Imaging Scanner.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy's Airyscan module is a new detector concept designed for confocal laser scanning microscopy (LSM) that enables simultaneous resolution and signal-to-noise (SNR) increase over traditional LSM imaging, while maintaining the optical sectioning and point scanning capabilities of a LSM.
USE OF CONFOCAL RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY TO INVESTIGATE INTERACTION OF ENCAPSULATED BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE (BHA) WITH PHOSPHOLIPID LIPOSOMES.
EIDON is the first fully-automated retinal imaging system available in the global eye care market combining the advantages of confocal scanning with true-color imaging capabilities.