- 1. An excavated or hallowed structure, either anatomic or pathologic. SYN: poculum. 2. SYN: cupping glass. [A.S. cuppe]- dry c. a cupping glass formerly applied to the unbroken skin to draw blood to the area but without removing it.- 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.- 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.* * *carcinoma unknown primary
* * *cup 'kəp n1) a usu. open bowl-shaped drinking vessel often having a handle and a stem and base and sometimes a lid2) 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>: asa ) (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 breastsb) a small bell-shaped glass formerly used in cuppingc) a cap of metal shaped like the femoral head and used in plastic reconstruction of the hip joint
* * *(kup) 1. a cupping glass. 2. a cup-shaped part or structure.
Medical dictionary. 2011.