Substrate definition

sŭbstrāt
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(biology) A surface on which an organism grows or is attached.
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The material or substance on which an enzyme acts.
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The material or substance on which an enzyme acts.
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(biology) A surface on which an organism grows or is attached.
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(construction) A surface to which a substance adheres.
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(biochem.) A substance acted upon, as by an enzyme.
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An underlying layer; a substratum.
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The definition of a substrate is a layer underneath, or the surface where an organism grows.

An example of a substrate is a surface where an enzyme acts.

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(biochemistry) What an enzyme acts upon.
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(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.

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(linguistics) A language that is replaced in a population by another language and that influences the language imposed on its speakers.
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(plating) A metal which is plated with another metal which has different physical properties.
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The substrate of an aquarium can affect the water's acidity.

Stream substrate affects fish longevity.

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(obsolete) To strew or lay under.
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Having very slight furrows.
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(linguistics) An indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population.
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The material or substance on which an enzyme acts.
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The surface on or in which plants, algae, or certain animals, such as barnacles or clams, live or grow. A substrate may serve as a source of food for an organism or simply provide support.
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An underlying layer; a substratum.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
substrate
Plural:
substrates

Origin of substrate

  • From substratum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglicization of substratum.

    From Wiktionary