cupping glass

cupping glass

a glass vessel, used in cupping, in which a partial vacuum is created, as by heat.

1535–45 Unabridged
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cupping glass
archaic med Also called: artificial leech a glass vessel from which air can be removed by suction or heat to create a partial vacuum: formerly used in drawing blood to the surface of the skin for slow bloodletting

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cupping glass n.
A glass vessel from which the air has been exhausted by heat or suction, applied to the skin to draw blood to the surface for therapeutic purposes. Also called cup.

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