Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- A property of any solution, resulting from its solute contents; it may be zero or have a negative value. The more negative the solute potential, the greater the tendency of the solution to take up water through a differentially permeable membrane. (Contrast with pressure potential, water potential.)
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.