1. The specific molecule an enzyme acts upon.
  2. A stationary surface upon which organisms, cells or chemicals can attach.
    For example:

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Sub"strate (?), n.

A substratum.

[R.]

 

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Sub"strate, a.

Having very slight furrows.

[R.]

 

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Sub*strate" (?), v. t. [L. substratus, p.p. of substrahere. See Substratum.]

To strew or lay under anything.

[Obs.]

The melted glass being supported by the substrated sand. Boyle.

 

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