volutin


vo·lu·tin

noun \ˈväl-yə-ˌtin, və-ˈlüt-ən\

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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