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"
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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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 ..."