noun, plural suc·ce·da·ne·a [suhk-si-dey-nee-uh] /ˌsʌk sɪˈdeɪ ni ə/.
Origin of succedaneum
Examples from the Web for succedaneous
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|Samuel Johnson
noun plural -nea (-nɪə)
Word Origin for succedaneum
"substitute," 1640s, from neuter of Latin succedaneus "succeeding, acting as substitute" (see succeed). Especially of inferior drugs substituted for better ones.