understratum

[uhn-der-strey-tuh m, -strat-uh m]
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noun, plural un·der·stra·ta [uhn-der-strey-tuh, -strat-uh] /ˈʌn dərˌstreɪ tə, -ˌstræt ə/, un·der·strat·ums.

a substratum.

Nearby words

  1. understock,
  2. understood,
  3. understorey,
  4. understory,
  5. understrapper,
  6. understrength,
  7. understructure,
  8. understudy,
  9. undersubscribe,
  10. undersurface

Origin of understratum

First recorded in 1725–35; under- + stratum

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