Volutin Definition

vŏlyə-tĭn, və-lo͝otn
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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Origin of Volutin

  • German from New Latin (Spirillum) volūtāns species of bacterium in which it was first found from Latin volūtāns present participle of volūtāre to roll around frequentative of volvere to roll wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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