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Definitions and Synonyms of eyecup | Another word for eyecup | What is eyecup?

Definition 1: (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for eyecup in the sense of this definition

(eyecup is a kind of ...) a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)

(eyecup belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

Definition 2: a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye; use to apply medicated or cleansing solution to the eyeball - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where eyecup or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an eyecup is called an eyebath in Britain

Synonyms for eyecup in the sense of this definition

(eyecup is a kind of ...) an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

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