|1.||Compare solvent 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 substance|
|2.||rare botany loose or unattached; free|
|[C16: from Latin solūtus free, unfettered, from solvere to release]|
solute sol·ute (sŏl'yōōt, sō'lōōt)
A substance dissolved in another substance, usually the component of a solution present in the lesser amount.
|solute (sŏl'yt) Pronunciation Key
A substance that is dissolved in another substance (a solvent), forming a solution.