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[fen-sahy-kli-deen, -sik-li-]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an anesthetic drug, C17H25N, used as an animal tranquilizer: also widely used in several forms as an illicit hallucinogen.
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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


  1. See PCP
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phencyclidine in Medicine


(fĕn-sīklĭ-dēn′, -dĭn, -sĭklĭ-)
  1. A drug used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine and illegally as a hallucinogen.
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