cupping

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noun cup·ping \ˈkə-piŋ\

Definition of cupping

  1. :  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


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cupping

noun cup·ping

Medical Definition of cupping

  1. 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. 2:  a concave depression in a body organ; also :  the formation of such a depression


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