psilocybin

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noun psi·lo·cy·bin \ˌsī-lə-ˈsī-bən\

Definition of psilocybin

  1. :  a hallucinogenic indole C12H17N2O4P obtained from a fungus (as Psilocybe mexicana or P. cubensis synonym Stropharia cubensis)

Origin and Etymology of psilocybin

New Latin Psilocybe, fungus genus + 1-in


First Known Use: 1958


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psilocybin

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noun psi·lo·cy·bin \ˌsī-lə-ˈsī-bən\

Medical Definition of psilocybin

  1. :  a hallucinogenic indole C12H17N2O4P obtained from a basidiomycetous fungus (as Psilocybe mexicana or P. cubensis synonym Stropharia cubensis)


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