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1. Being of current interest or relevance: topical issues.
2. Medicine Relating to, applied to, or affecting a localized area of the body, especially of the skin: a topical anesthetic.
3. Of, arranged by, or relating to a particular topic or topics: a topical concordance to the Bible.
A topical anesthetic.

[From Greek topikos, from topos, place.]

top′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
top′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.topically - to a restricted area of the bodytopically - to a restricted area of the body; "apply this medicine topically"
بأهميَّه آنِيَّه
varîandi mál dagsins
konuya ilişkin


(= according to subject)nach Sachgebieten


(ˈtopik) noun
something spoken or written about; a subject. They discussed the weather and other topics.
ˈtopical adjective
of interest at the present time.
ˈtopically adverb
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aureus) infections, administered topically to the intact skin of healthy adults.
WE ARE writing to address the misinformation provided in the letter by Christine Sanderson, "Fluoride best applied topically through toothpaste", in the August issue (p3).
8,435,502 B2; Galderma Research & Development, Biot, France, has patented a topically applicable and stable cosmetic/dermatological composition that contains at least one naphthoic acid compound useful for the treatment of keratinization disorders and an anti-irritant amount of at least one polyurethane polymer.
This CPTG oil can be used internally, topically or aromatically quite safely-but only if it carries the CPTG label.
Topically applied antioxidants exert their benefits by offering protection from damaging free radicals produced when skin is exposed to ultraviolet light or allowed to age naturally.
The compositions can be administered topically and/or by injection, or both.
Catrix7 Wound Dressing is a topically applied biopharmaceutical powder product.
Selecting from the functional topics (shown above as they appear online) leads users directly to a listing of topically relevant paragraphs and sections within the guidebook.
The information is organized topically and cross-referenced with special sections on abbreviations, conversion factors, and chronology.
There are those who believe Vietnam has been so written about that, topically speaking, it is passe.
The book also addresses myths topically, including chapters that deal with creation, the power of gods, heroism, including the legendary expeditions of the Greeks to Troy, and the heroines who faced some terrifying events and strange family relationships.
Multiple animal studies have shown that topically applied aminoglycosides can be ototoxic.