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Substratum

Definition
noun, plural: substrata
(1) A substrate, i.e. a surface in which the cell attaches to, especially when the cell is growing or moving
(2) A base or a solid surface in which living things (e.g. plants and certain animals like barnacles) adhere to while they grow
(3) The layer below or underneath another layer
Supplement
Word origin: Latin sub (under) + stratus from sternere (to stretch)
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