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Succedaneum

[sək-sə-DEY-nee-əm]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 17th century

1.

A substitute, especially for a medicine or drug.

Examples of Succedaneum in a sentence

"Camilla realized she had no eggs for her cake and used a banana as a succedaneum."

"A strong cup of coffee can sometimes be a succedaneum for pain medication in case of headache."

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About Succedaneum

From the Latin “succēdāneus,” meaning “following after” or “acting as substitute.”

Did you Know?

Most physicians and researchers agree the best succedaneum for a name-brand drug is a generic equivalent, which provides a close match to the formulation of the original medication. Studies have shown the medically active content of generic medications is usually at least a 96% match for name-brand products. This means a generic is likely a reliable succedaneum for a name-brand medication.

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