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understratum

[uhn-der-strey-tuh m, -strat-uh m] /ˈʌn dərˌstreɪ təm, -ˌstræt əm/
noun, plural understrata
[uhn-der-strey-tuh, -strat-uh] /ˈʌn dərˌstreɪ tə, -ˌstræt ə/ (Show IPA),
understratums.
1.
a substratum.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; under- + stratum
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