cupping glass



a glass vessel, used in cupping, in which a partial vacuum is created, as by heat.

Origin of cupping glass

First recorded in 1535–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cupping glass

cupping glass


med archaic a glass vessel from which air can be removed by suction or heat to create a partial vacuum: formerly used in drawing blood to the surface of the skin for slow bloodlettingAlso called: artificial leech

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Medicine definitions for cupping glass

cupping glass


A glass vessel from which the air has been exhausted by heat or suction, applied to the skin to draw blood to the surface for therapeutic purposes.cup

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