supersedure

noun

su·​per·​se·​dure ˌsü-pər-ˈsē-jər How to pronounce supersedure (audio)
: the act or process of superseding
especially : the replacement of an old or inferior queen bee by a young or superior queen

Word History

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supersedure was in 1758

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Cite this Entry

“Supersedure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supersedure. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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