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focal

 [fo´kal]
pertaining to or having a focus.
focal disease a localized disease.

fo·cal

(fō'kăl),
1. Denoting a focus.
2. Relating to a localized area.

focal

[fō′kəl]
Etymology: L, focus, hearth
pertaining to a focus.

focal

adjective Limited to a specific area.

fo·cal

(fō'kăl)
1. Denoting a focus.
2. Relating to a localized area.

focal

Localized and circumscribed.

fo·cal

(fō'kăl)
1. Denoting a focus.
2. Relating to a localized area.

focal

1. limited to a small area or volume.
2. pertaining to or emanating from focus.

focal distance
see focal-film distance.
focal length
the distance between the lens and an object from which all rays of light are brought to a focus.
focal liver disease
widely disseminated micro-abscesses or abscesses, migration paths of helminth larvae.
focal macular melanosis
dark colored spots on the skin, not elevated above the skin surface but apt to be confused with melanosis.
focal myelitis-encephalitis
widely disseminated inflammatory lesions, usually the result of blood-borne infection, in brain and spinal cord.
focal symmetrical encephalomalacia
see focal symmetrical encephalomalacia.
focal symmetrical spinal poliomalacia
see focal symmetrical spinal poliomalacia.
focal ulcerative dermatitis
manifest by ulcers in the unfeathered anterior breast skin of 4 to 5 months old male turkeys. The incidence is influenced by litter type. Called also breast buttons.
focal zone
in ultrasound, the area of the transducer where the sound beam is most sharply focussed and where the area under examination will give the best image.