This is confusing.Algot Runeman wrote:succedaneum...
A substitute, especially for a medicine or drug.
The few remnants of my Latin knowledge suggest that a succedaneum is something to immediately follow the actual medecine.
Something delicious to follow makes it easier to swallow some foul smelling or bad tasting potion. ♫ For a...
♫ Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
♫ The medicine go down-wown
♫ The medicine go down
♫ Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
♫ In a most delightful way
It reminds me of the spoonful of godawful codfish oil (for the vitamin D) and the cup of fresh orange juice my mom used to administer when I was a kid.
To me, a succedaneum is not a substitute, but a consecutive second step.
There's also a professional memory:
1. a simultaneous impression, a one-step impression with two distinct impression materials
2. a succedaneous impression, a two-step impression with a single or with two impression compounds