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cupping glass

noun
1.
a glass vessel, used in cupping, in which a partial vacuum is created, as by heat.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45
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British Dictionary definitions for cupping-glass

cupping glass

noun
1.
(med, archaic) 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 Also called artificial leech
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cupping-glass in Medicine

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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