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noun \ˈkəp\

Medical Definition of CUP

:  a usually open bowl-shaped drinking vessel often having a handle and a stem and base and sometimes a lid
:  a drinking vessel and its contents :  the beverage or food contained in a cup <a second cup of coffee>
:  something resembling a cup <invagination of the blastula to form a multilayered cellular cup>: as a (1) :  an athletic supporter reinforced for providing extra protection to the wearer in certain strenuous sports (as boxing, hockey, or football) (2) :  either of the two parts of a brassiere that are shaped like and fit over the breasts b :  a small bell-shaped glass formerly used in cupping c :  a cap of metal shaped like the femoral head and used in plastic reconstruction of the hip joint
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