focal reaction

n.

A limited reaction that occurs at the point of entrance of an infecting organism or of an injection.local reaction

Nearby words

  1. focal length,
  2. focal necrosis,
  3. focal plane,
  4. focal point,
  5. focal ratio,
  6. focal segmental glomerulosclerosis,
  7. focal seizure,
  8. focal-plane shutter,
  9. focalize,
  10. focally


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