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

noun Biochemistry.

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

Origin of psilocin

First recorded in 1955–60; psiloc(ybin) + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

psilocin in Medicine


[sĭlə-sĭn, sīlə-]


A potent hallucinogenic compound related to psilocybin.
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