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vo·lu·tin

(vō-lū'tin),
A nucleoprotein complex found as cytoplasmic granules in certain bacteria, yeasts, and protozoa (such as trypanosome flagellates) which serves as food reserves.
Synonym(s): volutin granules
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volutin

(vŏl′yə-tĭn, və-lo͞ot′n)
n.
A granular substance that stains easily with a basic dye and is often rich in phosphorus, found in the cytoplasm of various bacterial and fungal cells.
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volutin

granules of a highly refractile nature, made up of polyphosphates, which occur in many bacteria. Long chains may form storage material in some cells.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005