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Noun: topical anesthesia
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: topical anaesthesia)
  1. Loss of sensation confined to the skin or mucous surfaces (as when benzocaine or lidocaine is applied to the surface)
    - topical anaesthesia [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: anaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], anesthesia [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Topical anesthesia