an anesthetic drug, C17H25N, used as an animal tranquilizer: also widely used in several forms as an illicit hallucinogen.
Origin of phencyclidine
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[fĕn-sī′klĭ-dēn′, -dĭn, -sĭk′lĭ-]
A drug used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine and illegally as a hallucinogen.
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