Substrate vs Basematerial - What's the difference?

substrate | basematerial |




(en noun)
  • (biochemistry) What an enzyme acts upon.
  • (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.
  • 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.


  • (obsolete) To strew or lay under.
  • * Boyle
  • The melted glass being supported by the substrated sand.


    (en adjective)
  • Having very slight furrows.
  • basematerial

    Not English

    Basematerial has no English definition. It may be misspelled.

    English words similar to 'basematerial':

    bicentennial, biogenetical, bioessential, biconditional, bicontinental