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.

In lieu of me, you will have a very charming succedaneum, Lady Harriet Stanhope. Walpole.

 

© Webster 1913.

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