They bestowed ranks and designations upon themselves, even creating protocol such as solutes and secure passwords.
Living beings are but solutions of colloids and crystalloids, and their tissues are built up by the aggregation of these solutes.
This definition is inexact, since no membrane permeable to water is absolutely impermeable to the solutes.
solute sol·ute (sŏl'yōōt, sō'lōōt)
A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.