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a depression or hollow.
glaucomatous cup a depression of the optic disk due to persistently increased intraocular pressure, broader and deeper than a physiologic cup, and occurring first at the temporal side of the disk.
physiologic cup excavation of optic disk.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. An excavated or hollowed structure, either anatomic or pathologic. Synonym(s): poculum
2. Synonym(s): cupping glass
[A.S. cuppe]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


An excavated or cup-shaped structure, either anatomic or pathologic.
[A.S. cuppe]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


An excavated or hollowed structure, either anatomic or pathologic.
[A.S. cuppe]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about cup

Q. I know I’m supposed to drink 8-10 cups of water a day – but I feel it’s too much for me. I try to drink 8 cups a day but I just can’t continue with it long, I just find myself going to the bathroom every 30 minutes. Any idea?

A. when people thought of this genius theory of drinking 10 cups a day they didn’t take in consideration the amount of water we get from our food, the idea that people working construction need more then 8 cups, that people that work in an air conditioned office and don’t tend to move around too much don’t perspire as well as construction workers. They just took the average data- we loose this amount of water, so we need to replace it. You should listen to your body and not to wise guys.

Q. Is it true that more cups of coffee can help avoid snack attacks?? I love having a snack between meals- but way too much. Is it true that black coffee can replace the feeling that a snack gives and even calm the fake hunger feeling for a while??

A. fruits- not very dietetic but at least healthy. carrots can be a good idea too. if you'll eat healthy snacks during the day you won't eat much at lunch and dinner time.

Q. how many 1. calories 2. good vs bad fat 3. protein does 1 cup of whole milk have compared to 1 cup of almonds?

A. Each almond has 7 calories. A cup of almonds has 680 calories, Total Fat: 60g, out of which 3.9g are Saturated Fat (=bad fat), Carbs: 24g, Protein: 24g.
1 cup of 2% milk has 130 calories, Total Fat: 5g, out of which 3g are Saturated Fat (=bad fat), Carbs: 13g, Protein: 8g.
Here is the nutrition value of different kinds of milk as well:

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I propose the following putative synapomorphies for Carvalhomiris: large genital capsule with cephalic, lateral margin strongly emarginate; strong brachypterism in both sexes; fight paramere clubbed, with apical margin serrate; vesica with a single, large, C-shaped spicule, with its base nearly reaching the cephalic end of the aedeagus; lateral infoldings of the sclerotized tings on the dorsal labiate plate with a posteriad acute process; and dorsal labiate plate with a cuplike depression projecting into the vestibulum.
If they are fertile, they produce bright or dull red apothecia (cuplike spore sacs) at the tips.
It builds open cuplike nests that allow the cuckoo to deposit its egg quickly.(78) The magpie is a constant forager during its own laying period, leaving its nest unprotected.
One after another the whales raised their tails, formed the flukes into cuplike shapes, and then slammed them down hard on the water surface.
Tall, wispy plants with pink cuplike flowers; blooms November through April where winters are mild, May to August elsewhere.
The modern natural-rubber cervical cap is a flexible cuplike device, about one and a half inches in diameter.
Winter aconite: Bright yellow cuplike blooms flower March to April.
Usually, CA-IX is also strongly and diffusely positive but shows a unique basolateral ("cuplike") membranous staining pattern, with a relative lack of staining at the apical membrane (Figure 1, D); this is in contrast to CA-IX expression in CCRCC, which is strong and diffuse in a complete membranous pattern.
The tops of the vessels are marked by irregular cuplike lips that sit incongruously atop the symmetrical and familiar bottle shapes.
During their analyses, the scientists realized that previous investigators had misidentified a delicate, cuplike feature that projects into each of the chambers at the rear of the creature's head.