excess Rayleigh ratio

The difference between the Rayleigh ratio for a dilute solution and for pure solvent. If the scattering intensity is not reduced to the Rayleigh ratio, the difference between the scattering intensities for a dilute solution and that for pure solvent is named 'excess scattering'.
Purple Book, 1st ed., p. 66 (http://old.iupac.org/publications/books/author/metanomski.html)