succedaneum

succedaneum

[suhk-si-dey-nee-uhm]
noun, plural succedanea [suhk-si-dey-nee-uh] .
a substitute.

Origin:
1635–45; < Neo-Latin succēdāneum, noun use of neuter singular of Latin succēdāneus substituted, equivalent to suc- suc- + cēd(ere) to come, go (see cede) + -āneus composite adj. suffix, equivalent to -ān(us) -an + -eus -eous

succedaneous, adjective
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succedaneum (ˌsʌksɪˈdeɪnɪəm)
 
n , pl -nea
obsolete something that is used as a substitute, esp any medical drug or agent that may be taken or prescribed in place of another
 
[C17: from Latin succēdāneus following after, from succēdere to succeed]
 
succe'daneous
 
adj

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succedaneum
"substitute," 1643, from L. neut. of succedaneus "succeeding, acting as substitute" (see succeed). Especially of inferior drugs substituted for better ones.
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