Succedaneum
Succedaneum Suc`ce*da"ne*um, n.; pl. {Succedanea}. [NL. See {Succedaneous}.] One who, or that which, succeeds to the place of another; that which is used for something else; a substitute; specifically (Med.), a remedy used as a substitute for another. [1913 Webster]

In lieu of me, you will have a very charming succedaneum, Lady Harriet Stanhope. --Walpole. [1913 Webster]


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  • Succedanĕum — (lat.), Ersatz, Notbehelf …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • succedaneum — I noun change, ersatz, exchange, replacement, secondary, substitute, substitution II index alternative (substitute), stopgap Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • succedaneum — substitute, 1640s, from L. neut. of succedaneus succeeding, acting as substitute (see SUCCEED (Cf. succeed)). Especially of inferior drugs substituted for better ones …   Etymology dictionary

  • succedaneum — [suk΄si dā′nē əm] n. pl. succedanea [suk΄si dā′nē ə] [ModL < neut. sing. of L succedaneus, substituted < succedere: see SUCCEED] rare var. of SUBSTITUTE …   English World dictionary

  • succedaneum — A substitute; a drug or any therapeutic agent that has the properties of and can be used in place of another. [L. succedaneus, following after, substituting, fr. suc cedo, to follow, to take the place of, fr. sub, under, + cedo, to go] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • succedaneum — succedaneous, adj. /suk si day nee euhm/, n., pl. succedanea / nee euh/. a substitute. [1635 45; < NL succedaneum, n. use of neut. sing. of L succedaneus substituted, equiv. to suc SUC + ced(ere) to come, go (see CEDE) + aneus composite adj.… …   Universalium

  • succedaneum — noun (plural neums or succedanea) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, neuter of succedaneus substituted, from succedere to follow after Date: 1641 substitute • succedaneous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • succedaneum — noun /sʌksɪˈdeɪnɪəm/ A substitute, replacement for something else, particularly of a medicine used in place of another. It is not your purses that suffer; your farm rents, your commerces, your mill revenues, loud as ye lament over these; no, it… …   Wiktionary

  • succedaneum — n. replacement, substitute, person or thing that takes the place of another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • succedaneum — [ˌsʌksɪ deɪnɪəm] noun (plural succedanea nɪə) archaic or literary a substitute, especially for a medicine or drug. Derivatives succedaneous adjective Origin C17: mod. L., neut. of L. succedaneus following after , from succedere (see succeed) …   English new terms dictionary

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