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phencyclidine

[fen-sahy-kli-deen, -sik-li-] /fɛnˈsaɪ klɪˌdin, -ˈsɪk lɪ-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an anesthetic drug, C 1 7 H 2 5 N, used as an animal tranquilizer: also widely used in several forms as an illicit hallucinogen.
Also called angel dust, PCP.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; phen- + cycl(ic) + -id3 + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for phencyclidine

phencyclidine

/fɛnˈsɪklɪˌdiːn/
noun
1.
See PCP
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phencyclidine in Medicine

phencyclidine phen·cy·cli·dine (fěn-sī'klĭ-dēn', -dĭn, -sĭk'lĭ-)
n.

Abbr. PCP A drug used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine and illegally as a hallucinogen.

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