Succedaneum definition

sŭksĭ-dānē-əm
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A substitute.
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A substitute, replacement for something else, particularly of a medicine used in place of another.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
succedaneum
Plural:
succedanea

Origin of succedaneum

  • New Latin succēdāneum from Latin neuter sing. of succēdāneus substituted from succēdere to succeed succeed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Modern Latin, neuter singular of Latin succedaneus "˜acting as substitute', from succedere "˜come close after', from sub- + cedere "˜go'.

    From Wiktionary