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cupping

noun cup·ping

Definition of CUPPING

:  an operation of drawing blood to the surface of the body by use of a glass vessel evacuated by heat

First Known Use of CUPPING

14th century

cupping

noun cup·ping   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CUPPING

1
:  a technique formerly employed for drawing blood to the surface of the body by application of a glass vessel from which air had been evacuated by heat to form a partial vacuum
2
:  a concave depression in a body organ; also :  the formation of such a depression

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