2001-06-09

succedaneum

This week's word is brought to you by Sharon Purdy, Sean Conley, and the 74th Annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.

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.

Note: This same word stymied Sohini Ramachandran in the fifth round of the 1995 contest.

More information at Dictionary.com.

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