phencyclidine

noun phen·cy·cli·dine \ (ˌ)fen-ˈsi-klə-ˌdēn , -ˈsī- , -dən \
Updated on: 25 Mar 2018

Definition of phencyclidine

: a piperidine derivative C17H25N used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride especially as a veterinary anesthetic and sometimes illicitly as a psychedelic drug called also angel dust, PCP

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Origin and Etymology of phencyclidine

phen- + cycl- + -idine


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phencyclidine

noun phen·cy·cli·dine \ (ˈ)fen-ˈsik-lə-ˌdēn , -ˈsī-klə- , -dən \

medical Definition of phencyclidine

: a piperidine derivative used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride C17H25N·HCl especially as a veterinary anesthetic and sometimes illicitly as a psychedelic drug to induce vivid mental imagery called also angel dust, PCP

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