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n. pl. suc·ce·da·ne·a (-nē-ə)
A substitute.

[New Latin succēdāneum, from Latin, neuter sing. of succēdāneus, substituted, from succēdere, to succeed; see succeed.]


n, pl -nea (-nɪə)
(Medicine) 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]
ˌsucceˈdaneous adj


(ˌsʌk sɪˈdeɪ ni əm)

n., pl. -ne•a (-ni ə)
a substitute.
[1635–45; < New Latin < Latin succēdāneus <suc- suc- + cēd(ere) to come, go (see cede)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.succedaneum - (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)
substitute, replacement - a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
References in classic literature ?
In this emergency, he cut up the stem of his pipe into fine shavings, which he mixed with certain herbs, and thus manufactured a temporary succedaneum to enable him to accompany his long colloquies and harangues with the customary fragrant cloud.
After 4 hours of pushing, there has been minimal descent of the fetal vertex beyond +1 station with significant caput succedaneum.
Lesiones cutaneas traumaticas al: caput succedaneum, cefalohematoma, corte, equimosis, erosion.
Babies with craniofacial abnormalities (Such as cleft palate, cleft lip, micrognathia, caput succedaneum, cephalhematoma, hydrocephalous, etc.
First, this might be because of the prevalence of the game of mahjong in Chengdu as an apparent succedaneum, exerting a significant impact on the daily life of residents in Sichuan Province and the surrounding areas.