topical


top·i·cal

adjective \ˈtä-pi-kəl\

: relating to current news or events : dealing with things that are important, popular, etc., right now

medical : made to be put on the skin

Full Definition of TOPICAL

1
a :  of, relating to, or arranged by topics <set down in topical form>
b :  referring to the topics of the day or place :  of local or temporary interest <a topical novel> <topical references>
2
:  designed for or involving local application and action (as on the body) <a topical anesthetic> <a topical remedy>
top·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of TOPICAL

circa 1525

Rhymes with TOPICAL

top·i·cal

adjective \ˈtäp-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOPICAL

: designed for or involving application to or action on the surface of a part of the body <applied a topical anesthetic to numb the skin> <eyedrops used in the topical treatment of glaucoma>
top·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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