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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.
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|Noun||1.||eyecup - 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.