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Noun: eyecup  'I,kúp
  1. 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";
    - eyebath, eye cup
  2. (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina
    - optic cup

Derived forms: eyecups, eye cups

Type of: calicle, caliculus, calycle, calyculus, vessel

Encyclopedia: Eyecup