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eyecup

[ ahy-kuhp ]
/ ˈaɪˌkʌp /
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noun
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.
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Also called eye bath.

Origin of eyecup

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; eye + cup
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British Dictionary definitions for eyecup

eyecup
/ (ˈaɪˌkʌp) /

noun
US and Canadian a small vessel with a rim shaped to fit round the eye, used for applying medicated or cleansing solutions to the eyeballAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): eyebath
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for eyecup

eyecup
[ īkŭp′ ]

n.
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.eye bath eyeglass
optic cup
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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