- IPA: /ˈsʌbstɹeɪt/
substrate (plural substrates)
- (biochemistry) What an enzyme acts upon.
- (biology) A surface on which an organism grows, or to which an organism or an item is attached.
- The rock surface of a rockpool is the substrate for a sessile organism such as a limpet.
- 2006, Edward A. Wasserman, Thomas R. Zentall, Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence ISBN 0195167651, page 520:
- Detach/subtract [tasks involve] Severing a fixed attachment between environmental objects (or the substrate) or removing object(s) from another unattached object, so the latter is a more useful tool.
- 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.
- French: substrat
substrate (substrates, present participle substrating; past and past participle substrated)
- (obsolete, transitive) To strew or lay under.
- The melted glass being supported by the substrated sand.
- Having very slight furrows.