noun, Pathology, Dentistry.
an infection in which bacteria are localized in some region, as the tonsils or the tissue around a tooth, from which they may spread to some other organ or structure of the body.
a bacterial infection limited to a specific part of the body, such as the tonsils or a gland
focal infection n.
A bacterial infection localized in a specific part of the body, such as the tonsils, that may spread to another part of the body.
[foh-kuh-lahyz] /ˈfoʊ kəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), focalized, focalizing. 1. to bring or come to a focus. 2. to localize. /ˈfəʊkəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. a less common word for focus
noun, Optics. 1. the distance from a focal point of a lens or mirror to the corresponding principal plane. Symbol: f. 2. the distance between an object lens and its corresponding focal plane in a telescope. noun 1. the distance from the focal point of a lens or mirror to the reflecting surface of the […]
[foh-kuh l] /ˈfoʊ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a . /ˈfəʊkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a focus 2. situated at, passing through, or measured from the focus adj. 1690s, from Modern Latin focalis; see focus + -al (1). focal fo·cal (fō’kəl) adj. Of or relating to a focus.
- Focal necrosis
focal necrosis n. The occurrence of numerous, small, fairly well circumscribed, foci of necrosis.