confocal microscope

noun

a light microscope with an optical system designed to reject background from matter outside the focal plane and therefore allowing images of different sections of a specimen to be obtained

Nearby words

  1. confluence,
  2. confluence of sinuses,
  3. confluent,
  4. confluent and reticulate papillomatosis,
  5. confocal,
  6. conform,
  7. conformable,
  8. conformal,
  9. conformal projection,
  10. conformance

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