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 (fĕn-sī′klĭ-dēn′, -dĭn, -sĭk′lĭ-)
A drug, C17H25N, used in veterinary medicine as an anesthetic and illegally as a hallucinogen; PCP.


(Pharmacology) See PCP


(fɛnˈsaɪ klɪˌdin, -ˈsɪk lɪ-)

an anesthetic drug, C17H25N, used as an animal tranquilizer: also widely used as an illicit hallucinogen. Also called PCP.
[1955–60; phen- + cycl (ic) + -idine]
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Noun1.phencyclidine - a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinariansphencyclidine - a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen
hallucinogen, hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic drug, psychodelic drug - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences


nPhencyclidin nt

phencyclidine (PCP)

n fenciclidina
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