Definition of Couching

1. n. The operation of putting down or displacing the opaque lens in cataract.



Definition of Couching

1. Verb. (present participle of couch) ¹

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Definition of Couching

1. a form of embroidery [n -S]

Medical Definition of Couching

1. An obsolete operation for cataract, consisting of displacement of the lens into the vitreous cavity out of the line of vision. Origin: Fr. Coucher, to lay down, to put to bed (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Couching

couchancy
couchant
couchant(ip)
couchbound
couche
couched
couchedness
couchee
couchees
coucher
couchers
couches
couchette
couchettes
couching (current term)
couching needle
couchings
couchless
couchlike
couchside
coude
coude system
coude telescope
coudee
coudees
cougarlike
cougars

Literary usage of Couching

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1. The Woman's Book: Dealing Practically with the Modern Conditions of Home (1894)
"In net-work couching, the fastening stitches are placed diagonally instead of at right ... Another form of couching is found in old Turkish embroideries, ..."

2. A System of Surgery by Benjamin Bell (1801)
"It has been objected to the operation of couching, i. That it frequently fails from the cataract ..."

3. Art in Needlework: A Book about Embroidery by Lewis Foreman Day, Mary Buckle (1907)
"couching is the sewing down of one thread by another—as in the outline of the flower ... It is usual in couching to sew down the silk or cord with stitches ..."

4. The Art of Dyeing All Colors on Raw Cotton Or Cotton Waste, for the Purpose by Richard Gibson (1861)
"The Process of couching is the act whereby the separate and dissimilar parts of the Plant are converted into a coherent and homogenous substance, ..."

5. Atlas and Epitome of Operative Ophthalmology by Otto Haab (1905)
"Treatment of Operation for Senile Cataract by couching and Depression. These antiquated methods, which were practised before cataract extraction came into ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1814)
"On the use of the couching- Needle hi Infants ... the safe and effectual use of the couching-needle in infants, have always appeared to me so slight, ..."

7. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1835)
"... and close couching thereof, it did amount to full three sheets of my writing, the aforesaid setter, nevertheless, (so nimble a workman was her) would in ..."

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