succedaneum

[ suhk-si-dey-nee-uh m ]
/ ˌsʌk sɪˈdeɪ ni əm /

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

a substitute.

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

Related forms

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

succedaneous, adjective

Word Origin for succedaneum

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