- the substance dissolved in a given solution.
Origin of solute
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Contemporary Examples of solutes
They bestowed ranks and designations upon themselves, even creating protocol such as solutes and secure passwords.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
Historical Examples of solutes
This definition is inexact, since no membrane permeable to water is absolutely impermeable to the solutes.
Living beings are but solutions of colloids and crystalloids, and their tissues are built up by the aggregation of these solutes.
- the component of a solution that changes its state in forming the solution or the component that is not present in excess; the substance that is dissolved in another substanceCompare solvent
- botany rare loose or unattached; free
Word Origin for solute
1890, "dissolved," from Latin solutus, past participle of solvere (see solve). In botany, "free, not adhering" (1760).
- A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.
- A substance that is dissolved in another substance (a solvent), forming a solution.