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psil·o·cy·bin

 (sĭl′ə-sī′bĭn, sī′lə-)
n.
A hallucinogenic compound, C12H17N2O4P, obtained from mushrooms chiefly of the genus Psilocybe.

[New Latin Psīlocybē, mushroom genus (Greek psīlos, bare + Greek kubē, head) + -in.]

psilocybin

(ˌsɪləˈsaɪbɪn; ˌsaɪlə-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a crystalline phosphate ester that is the active principle of the hallucinogenic fungus Psilocybe mexicana. Formula: C12H17N2O4P
[C20: from New Latin Psilocybe (from Greek psilos bare + kubē head) + -in]

psil•o•cy•bin

(ˌsɪl əˈsaɪ bɪn, ˌsaɪ lə-)

n.
a hallucinogenic crystalline solid, C12H17N2O4P, obtained from the mushroom Psilocybe mexicana.
[1955–60; < New Latin Psilocyb(e) genus of mushrooms (< Greek psīló(s) bare + kýbē head) + -in1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psilocybin - a hallucinogenic compound obtained from a mushroom
hallucinogen, hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic drug, psychodelic drug - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
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psilocybin

n psilocibina
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