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[ahy-kuhp] /ˈaɪˌkʌp/
a device for applying eyewash to the eye, consisting of a cup or glass with a rim shaped to fit snugly around the orbit of the eye.
Also called eye bath.
Origin of eyecup
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75; eye + cup Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for eyecup


(US & Canadian) a small vessel with a rim shaped to fit round the eye, used for applying medicated or cleansing solutions to the eyeball Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) eyebath
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eyecup in Medicine

eyecup eye·cup (ī'kŭp')

  1. A small cup with a rim contoured to fit the socket of the eye, used for applying a liquid medicine or wash to the eye. Also called eye bath, eyeglass.

  2. See optic cup.

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