- a substitute.
Origin of succedaneum
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Examples from the Web for succedaneum
Succedaneum for Chrysarobin; very active reducer or "reactive."Merck's 1899 Manual
Merck & Co.
What succedaneum does the world afford to make good the loss?Novanglus, and Massachusettensis
Give us rather any succedaneum that will move us, will delight us.Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Passiflora is in its place as a succedaneum for Morphia or other sedatives.
Call it at least, of Paper; which in many ways is the succedaneum of Gold.The French Revolution
- 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
Word Origin and History for succedaneum
"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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