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 (vŏl′yə-tĭn, və-lo͞ot′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.

[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; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]


(Biology) biology a granular substance found in cells
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