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volutin

noun vo·lu·tin \ˈväl-yə-ˌtin, və-ˈlü-tən\

Definition of VOLUTIN

:  a granular basophilic substance containing nucleic acids that is found especially in cells of microorganisms
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Origin of VOLUTIN

German, from New Latin volutans, specific epithet of the bacterium Spirillum volutans in which it was first found
First Known Use: 1908
Medical Dictionary

volutin

noun vo·lu·tin \ˈväl-yə-ˌtin, və-ˈlüt-ən\

Medical Definition of VOLUTIN

:  a granular basophilic substance containing nucleic acids that is found especially in cells of microorganisms (as bacteria, yeast, and protozoans) and is believed to function as a phosphate reserve—called also metachromatin

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