downstream


down·stream

adverb or adjective \ˈdan-ˈstrēm\

: in the direction in which a stream, river, etc., flows

Full Definition of DOWNSTREAM

1
:  in the direction of or nearer to the mouth of a stream
2
:  in or toward the latter stages of a usually industrial process or the stages (as marketing) after manufacture

First Known Use of DOWNSTREAM

1706

down·stream

adverb or adjective \ˌdan-ˈstrēm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DOWNSTREAM

: in the same direction along a molecule of DNA or RNA as that in which transcription and translation take place and toward the end having a hydroxyl group attached to the position labeled 3′ in the terminal nucleotide <a nucleotide sequence located downstream from the regulatory gene> <effects on the expression of downstream genes>—compare upstream

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: downstreet
Previous Word in the Dictionary: downstate
All Words Near: downstream

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up downstream? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More