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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Definitions for substrate

  1. Something that is spread or laid under something else.
  2. In biochemistry. the substance acted upon by an enzyme.
  3. In electronics, a supporting material on which a circuit is formed or fabricated.

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Citations for substrate
Perhaps, over millenia of time, periods of very intense erosion would be required to renew the weathering substrate and in effect renew the ecosystem. F. Herbert Bormann, Gene E. Likens, Pattern And Process In a Forested Ecosystem
Under the desk a strange odor rises from the trays of substrate, fumey and metallic. F. G. Priest, Iain Campbell -, Brewing Microbiology
Origin of substrate
1570-1580
Substrate combines the Latin sub-, "under," and sternere, "to spread."