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Anglicization of substratum.
- Hyphenation: sub‧strate
- IPA: /ˈsʌbstreɪt/
substrate (plural substrates)
- (biochemistry) What an enzyme acts upon.
- (biology) A surface on which an organism grows or to which it is attached.
- The rock surface of a rockpool is the substrate for a sessile organism such as a limpet.
- An underlying layer; a substratum.
- (linguistics) A language that is replaced in a population by another language and that influences the language imposed on its speakers.
- (plating) A metal which is plated with another metal which has different physical properties.
- (construction) A surface to which a substance adheres.
- The substance lining the bottom edge of an enclosure.
- The substrate of an aquarium can affect the water's acidity.
- Stream substrate affects fish longevity.
the material or substance on which an enzyme acts
a surface on which an organism grows or is attached
an underlying layer; a substratum
an indigenous language
a metal which is plated with another metal which has different physical properties
- (obsolete, transitive) To strew or lay under.
- The melted glass being supported by the substrated sand.
- Having very slight furrows.