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

Origin of succedaneum

First recorded in 1635–45; from 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 adjective 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


/ (ˌsʌksɪˈdeɪnɪəm) /

nounplural -nea (-nɪə)
  1. obsolete something that is used as a substitute, esp any medical drug or agent that may be taken or prescribed in place of another

Origin of succedaneum

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

Derived forms of succedaneum

  • succedaneous, adjective

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