Definition of Eye cup

1. Noun. A small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye; use to apply medicated or cleansing solution to the eyeball. "An eyecup is called an eyebath in Britain"

Exact synonyms: Eyebath, Eyecup
Generic synonyms: Vessel



Medical Definition of Eye cup

1. A small oval receptacle used to apply a liquid to the external eye. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eye Cup

eye bank
eye banks
eye black
eye blink
eye bolt
eye bolts
eye burns
eye candy
eye chart
eye charts
eye clinic
eye colour
eye condition
eye contact
eye cup (current term)
eye dialect
eye dialects
eye disease
eye doctor
eye doctors
eye drop
eye dropper
eye drops
eye enucleation
eye evisceration
eye fillet
eye floaters
eye for an eye
eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

Literary usage of Eye cup

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern ophthalmology: A Practical Treatise on the Anatomy, Physiology, and by James Moores Ball (1908)
"All of them converge toward the papilla, where they pass through the retina and the two connective-tissue sheaths of the eye-cup to appear as optic- nerve ..."

2. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"... were made in I Eye—cup. A cup for washing the eyeball. .... 1907), I Couching-instrument. Eye-cup. ..."

3. Embryogeny: An Account of the Laws Govering the Development of the Animal by Hans Przibram (1908)
"In a number of cases the regenerated eye cup reached the epidermis where a new lens ... In one case where the eye cup could not reach the epidermis a small ..."

4. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1880)
"The retina—does not line the concavity of the eye-cup, as it does in most well-developed eyes, but is nearly flat, and a considerable space is left between ..."

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