Definition of Succedaneum

1. Noun. (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another).

Generic synonyms: Replacement, Substitute
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine



Definition of Succedaneum

1. n. One who, or that which, succeeds to the place of another; that which is used for something else; a substitute

Definition of Succedaneum

1. Noun. A substitute, replacement for something else, particularly of a medicine used in place of another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Succedaneum

1. [n -NEA or -NEUMS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Succedaneum

subxiphisternal
subzero
subzonal
subzone
subzones
subzygomatic
suc-
succade
succades
succah
succahs
succedane
succedanea
succedaneous
succedanes
succedaneum (current term)
succedaneums
succede
succedent
succedes
succeed
succeedant
succeeded
succeeder
succeeders
succeeding
succeeding(a)
succeedingly
succeeds
succentor

Literary usage of Succedaneum

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1. A Treatise on the science and practice of midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1889)
"The mechanism is precisely the same as in the third position (ODP), the rotation taking plan- from left to right. Formation of the Caput succedaneum. ..."

2. Manual of the Diseases of Children by John Madison Taylor, William Hughes Wells (1901)
"The size of a caput succedaneum increases generally in proportion to the length ... The situation of the caput succedaneum will sometimes give a clue to the ..."

3. Diseases of infants and children by Henry Dwight Chapin, Godfrey Roger Pisek (1911)
"Caput succedaneum. The swelling on the presenting part of the head resulting from pressure is known as caput succedaneum. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Science and Practice of Midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1885)
"An ordinary mistake which has been made by obstetricians is to regard the caput succedaneum as formed at the point where the head has been most subjected to ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1874)
"... a succedaneum for Quinine.—A plant was shown at Vienna during the late Exhibition, ... succedaneum ..."

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