Substrate meaning

sŭb'strāt'
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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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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A surface on which an organism grows or is attached.
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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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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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A substance acted upon, as by an enzyme.
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An underlying layer; a substratum.
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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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The base layer of a structure such as a chip, multichip module (MCM), printed circuit board or disk platter. Silicon is the most widely used substrate for chips. Fiberglass (FR4) is mostly used for printed circuit boards, and ceramic is used for MCMs. Disk substrates are typically aluminum, glass or plastic.
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(biochemistry) What an enzyme acts upon.
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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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(construction) A surface to which a substance adheres.
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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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An underlying layer; a substratum.
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Origin of substrate

  • From substratum
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Anglicization of substratum.
    From Wiktionary