phencyclidine

[fen-sahy-kli-deen, -sik-li-]

noun Pharmacology.

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

Nearby words

  1. phenanthrenequinone,
  2. phenarsazine chloride,
  3. phenate,
  4. phenazine,
  5. phenazopyridine,
  6. phene,
  7. phenelzine,
  8. phenethyl alcohol,
  9. phenetic,
  10. phenetics

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

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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