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focus

 [fo´kus] (pl. fo´ci) (L.)
1. the point of convergence of light rays or sound waves.
2. the chief center of a morbid process.
Ghon focus the primary parenchymal lesion of primary pulmonary tuberculosis in children; when associated with a corresponding lymph node focus, it is known as the primary or Ghon complex. Called also Ghon tubercle.
grid focus in radiology, a determination made by drawing an imaginary line from the outside of the width of the grid to where it intersects with a centering point. Called also grid radius.

fo·ci

(fō'sī),
Plural of focus.

foci

(fō′sī′, -kī′)
n.
A plural of focus.

foci

Plural of focus. While this is generally pronounced in the UK as it is in the US, there exists a less common UK-specific pronunciation, which is usually used at an academic level.

Medspeak-UK: pronounced, faux KAI
Medspeak-US: pronounced, faux SAI

foci

Plural of focus
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Bacterial surface characteristics were investigated by using atomic force microscopy; and in addition adhesion foces between a probe surface (silion nitride) and the bacteria were evaluated Product: Different No influence on any paramenter Valentova dosages of dried tested by 400 mg DCJ/day.
In addition to that the Finnish foces occupied large areas in Soviet Karelia.
Clockwatch 10 mins: Chris Brunt foces Stephen Bywater into a good save as Wednesday go on the early offensive.
Five hundred nuclear charges have been removed to the USSR from the Warsaw Pact countries and the Western Group of foces stationed in East Germany will be withdrawn; 21 combiend-arms armies have been deactivated; operational maneuver groups have been eliminated; the number of operational-strategic training measures has been reduced by a factor of three compared with 1986; headquarters and command elements at various levels have been reduced 20%-60%; and the command elements of two military districts, two combined-arms armies and five army corps have been deactivated.
Malawi and Zaire, for example, have been threatened with blockades by their black-ruled neighbors should they continue to support Unita foces in Angola and Renamo guerrillas in Mozambique: