- a substitute.
Origin of succedaneum
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As it is, the Islanders are obliged to content themselves with succedaneous means for many common purposes.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
- 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
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Word Origin and History for succedaneous
"substitute," 1640s, from neuter of Latin succedaneus "succeeding, acting as substitute" (see succeed). Especially of inferior drugs substituted for better ones.
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