Definitions for succedaneumˌsʌk sɪˈdeɪ ni əm; -ni ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suc•ce•da•ne•umˌsʌk sɪˈdeɪ ni əm; -ni ə(n.)(pl.)-ne•a

  1. a substitute.

Origin of succedaneum:

1635–45; < NL < L succēdāneus <suc-suc - +cēd(ere) to come, go (see cede )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. succedaneum(noun)

    (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)


  1. succedaneum(Noun)

    A substitute, replacement for something else, particularly of a medicine used in place of another.

  2. Origin: Modern Latin, neuter singular of Latin succedaneus ‘acting as substitute’, from succedere ‘come close after’, from sub- + cedere ‘go’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Succedaneum(noun)

    one who, or that which, succeeds to the place of another; that which is used for something else; a substitute

  2. Succedaneum(noun)

    a remedy used as a substitute for another


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