phencyclidine

[ fen-sahy-kli-deen, -sik-li- ]
/ fɛnˈsaɪ klɪˌdin, -ˈsɪk lɪ- /

noun Pharmacology.

an anesthetic drug, C17H25N, used as an animal tranquilizer: also widely used in several forms as an illicit hallucinogen.

Origin of phencyclidine

First recorded in 1955–60; phen- + cycl(ic) + -id3 + -ine2
Also called angel dust, PCP
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British Dictionary definitions for phencyclidine

phencyclidine

/ (fɛnˈsɪklɪˌdiːn) /

noun

See PCP

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Medicine definitions for phencyclidine

phencyclidine

[ fĕn-sīklĭ-dēn′, -dĭn, -sĭklĭ- ]

n.

A drug used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine and illegally as a hallucinogen.

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