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confocal microscope[¦kän‚fō·kəl ′mī·krə‚skōp]
A microscope that creates high-resolution images of very small objects by using a condenser lens to focus the illuminating light from a point source into a very small diffraction-limited spot within the specimen, and an objective lens to focus the light emitted from that spot onto a small pinhole in an opaque screen.