- a substitute.
Origin of succedaneum
Examples from the Web for succedaneous
Historical Examples of 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
- obsolete something that is used as a substitute, esp any medical drug or agent that may be taken or prescribed in place of another
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.