psilocin

[sil-uh-sin, sahy-luh-]

noun Biochemistry.

a psilocybin metabolite with strong hallucinogenic potency, produced after ingestion of the mushroom Psilocybe mexicana.

Nearby words

  1. psid,
  2. psig,
  3. psilanthropic,
  4. psilanthropism,
  5. psilo-,
  6. psilocybin,
  7. psilomelane,
  8. psilosis,
  9. psilotic,
  10. psionic

Origin of psilocin

First recorded in 1955–60; psiloc(ybin) + -in2

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Medicine definitions for psilocin

psilocin

[sĭlə-sĭn, sīlə-]

n.

A potent hallucinogenic compound related to psilocybin.

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