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(Medicine) 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 bloodletting. Also called: artificial leech
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A small glass of a few ounces’ capacity used for Cupping.
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