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Definition of "eyecup" [eye•cup]

  • A small cup with a rim contoured to fit the socket of the eye, used for applying a liquid medicine or wash to the eye. Also called eye bath, eyeglass. (noun)
  • Embryology See optic cup. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eyecup" in a sentence
  • "Then there are the little touches that demonstrate the top level of user-friendly engineering: indentations on the body armor that fit the thumbs for a comfortable hold; tight checkering on the center focus knob for a better touch; extremely fine focus for close and far; and rounded eyecup rims that nestle against the eye sockets."
  • "Put eyewash in eyecup and rinse out eye 3 to 4 times daily."
  • "To use any of these teas as an eyewash, purchase a small eyecup in a pharmacy."