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of light microscope that that uses a sharply focused light source (typically
a laser) to excite fluors or otherwise visualize the specimen one point at a
time. Out of focus light is removed by an aperture inserted in the transmitted
light path; 2 or 3 dimensional likenesses are then reconstructed by computer;
relatively noninvasive, applicable to thick sections and living tissue. (CSP)
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