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succedaneum

[ suhk-si-dey-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌsʌk sɪˈdeɪ ni əm /
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noun, plural suc·ce·da·ne·a [suhk-si-dey-nee-uh]. /ˌsʌk sɪˈdeɪ ni ə/.

a substitute.

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Origin of succedaneum

1635–45; <New 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

OTHER WORDS FROM succedaneum

suc·ce·da·ne·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for succedaneum

succedaneum
/ (ˌsʌksɪˈdeɪnɪəm) /

noun plural -nea (-nɪə)

obsolete something that is used as a substitute, esp any medical drug or agent that may be taken or prescribed in place of another

Derived forms of succedaneum

succedaneous, adjective

Word Origin for succedaneum

C17: from Latin succēdāneus following after, from succēdere to succeed
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