cup

1. An excavated or hallowed structure, either anatomic or pathologic. SYN: poculum. 2. SYN: cupping glass. [A.S. cuppe]
- Diogenes c. SYN: c. of palm.
- dry c. a cupping glass formerly applied to the unbroken skin to draw blood to the area but without removing it.
- eye c. a small oval receptacle used to apply a liquid to the external eye.
- glaucomatous c. a bean-pot-like depression of the optic disk caused by glaucoma. SYN: glaucomatous excavation.
- ocular c. SYN: optic c..
- optic c. the double-walled c. formed by the invagination of the embryonic optic vesicle; its inner component becomes the sensory layer of the retina, its outer layer, the pigment layer. SYN: caliculus ophthalmicus, ocular c..
- c. of palm the palm of the hand when contracted and deepened by the action of the muscles on either side. SYN: Diogenes c., poculum diogenis.
- perilimbal suction c. a device for increasing intraocular pressure by impeding circulation and aqueous humor flow from the eye.
- physiologic c. SYN: depression of optic disk.
- suction c. one of the cupping glasses of various shapes, formerly used to produce local hyperemia according to Bier method.
- wet c. a cupping glass formerly applied to a part previously scarified or incised to draw and remove blood.
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carcinoma unknown primary

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cup 'kəp n
1) a usu. open bowl-shaped drinking vessel often having a handle and a stem and base and sometimes a lid
2) a drinking vessel and its contents: the beverage or food contained in a cup <a second \cup of coffee>
3) something resembling a cup <invagination of the blastula to form a multilayered cellular \cup>: as
a ) (1) an athletic supporter reinforced for providing extra protection to the wearer in certain strenuous sports (as boxing, hockey, or football) (2) either of the two parts of a brassiere that are shaped like and fit over the breasts
b) a small bell-shaped glass formerly used in cupping
c) a cap of metal shaped like the femoral head and used in plastic reconstruction of the hip joint
cup vb, cupped; cup·ping vt to treat by cupping vi to undergo or perform cupping

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(kup) 1. a cupping glass. 2. a cup-shaped part or structure.

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  • cup — [kup] n. [ME & OE cuppe < LL cuppa, altered < L cupa, tub < IE * keup , a hollow < base * keu , to bend, arch > COOMB, HUMP] 1. a small, open container for beverages, usually bowl shaped and with a handle 2. the bowl part of a… …   English World dictionary

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