phencyclidine

phencyclidine

[fen-sahy-kli-deen, -sik-li-]
noun Pharmacology.
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:
1955–60; phen- + cycl(ic) + -id3 + -ine2

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phencyclidine (fɛnˈsɪklɪˌdiːn)
 
n
See PCP

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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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