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cup

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noun \ˈkəp\

Medical Definition of cup

  1. 1:  a usually open bowl-shaped drinking vessel often having a handle and a stem and base and sometimes a lid

  2. 2:  a drinking vessel and its contents :  the beverage or food contained in a cup <a second cup of coffee>

  3. 3:  something resembling a cup <invagination of the blastula to form a multilayered cellular cup>: asa (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 breastsb:  a small bell-shaped glass formerly used in cuppingc:  a cap of metal or plastic shaped like the femoral head and used in plastic reconstruction of the hip joint




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cup

verb

Medical Definition of cup

cupped; cupping

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to treat by cupping

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo or perform cupping





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