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

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


(ˌsɪləˈsaɪbɪn; ˌsaɪlə-)
(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]


(ˌsɪl əˈsaɪ bɪn, ˌsaɪ lə-)

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]
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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


n psilocibina
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