poculum diogenis


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cup of palm

the palm of the hand when contracted and deepened by the action of the muscles on either side.

poculum diogenis

, poculum Diogenis (pok′yŭ-lŭm dī″oj′ĕ-nis) [L. poculum, cup + Diogenes of Sinope, Gr. philosopher, 412–323b.c.]
The concavity formed by contracting the muscles of the hand so the palm becomes cupped instead of flat.

Diogenes,

of Sinope, Greek philosopher, 412-323 B.C.
Diogenes cup - the palm of the hand when contracted and deepened by the action of the muscles on either side. Synonym(s): poculum diogenis
Diogenes syndrome - condition of self-neglect generally observed in older individuals, associated with deficiencies in nutrition.
poculum diogenis - Synonym(s): Diogenes cup