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succedaneum

Pronunciation: suk'se-da'ne-um

Definition: 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]

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