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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. Embryology See optic cup.


(Medicine) US and 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



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.
[1870–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyecup - a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eyeeyecup - 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"
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
2.eyecup - (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina
caliculus, calycle, calyculus - a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
embryology - the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms


n. copita para los ojos.
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The turn-and-slide rubber eyecups provide more than 15mm of eye relief.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Stereo Zoom microscope with 4 x zoom, Magnification 8x to 51x - Working distance 92mm with I X objective -- Two integrated eyepiece 10x/20mm field of view bright field, focusable with eyecups,76mm mounting diameter, interpupillary distance 55-75mm adjustable .
Features I find worthwhile are HD or ED optical glass, adjustable eyecups, long eye relief (since I wear eyeglasses), close focusing (for looking at birds and insects), reasonably rugged construction and water resistance.
The binos are waterproof, nitrogen filled and have twist-up eyecups.
KASPA binoculars are ergonomically designed with fully multicoated lenses, an open hinge design and twist-out eyecups.
Comfort-convenience features include long eye relief for use with eyewear, click-stop diopter adjustment and removable, winged eyecups with twist-up click stops.
The eye relief has been extended to make the Safari Pro functional with eyeglasses, and features soft profiled eyecups to contour your face while maintaining good levels of brightness and blocking side-light, haze, and UV rays.
0mm) and dick-stop eyecups makes them very practical for users with eyeglasses.
The binoculars come in 8X and 10X power configurations, have the newest style yet functional design with new soft eyecups and come with a 10 year limited warranty.
A rubber-coated body and eyecups, centre focusing wheel, dioptre adjustment, carry case, straps and cleaning cloth complete the finishing touches to a truly quality piece of equipment.
You are blindfolded by rubber eyecups so that you can tell what's around you only through your ears.