\\ˈvälyəd.ə̇n, -ətə̇n\ noun (-s)
Etymology: German, from volut- (from New Latin volutans — specific epithet of the bacterium Spirillum volutans in which volutin was first found — from Latin, rolling, tumbling, present participle of volutare to roll about, wallow) + -in (as in chromatin) — more at volutation
: a basophilic substance that is probably a nucleic acid compound and that is widely distributed as granules in the cytoplasm or vacuoles of microorganisms

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  • volutin — volutin. См. волютин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Volutin —   [v ] das, s, bei vielen Bakterien, Pilzen und Blaualgen in Zellgranula vorkommender, aus Polyphosphaten bestehender Reservestoff, der Phosphat speichert und bei Phosphatmangel im Nährsubstrat noch einige Zellteilungen ermöglicht. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • volutin — /vol yeuh tin/, n. Cell Biol. basophilic nucleoprotein granules in the cytoplasm or the vacuoles of certain microorganisms. [ < G Volutin (1903), equiv. to (Spirillum) volut(ans) a species of bacteria + in IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • volutin — A nucleoprotein complex found as cytoplasmic granules in certain bacteria, yeasts, and protozoa (such as trypanosome flagellates) which serves as food reserves. SYN: v. granules. * * * vo·lu·tin väl yə .tin, və lüt ən n a granular basophilic… …   Medical dictionary

  • volutin — noun Etymology: German, from New Latin volutans, specific epithet of the bacterium Spirillum volutans in which it was first found Date: 1908 a granular basophilic substance containing nucleic acids that is found especially in cells of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Volutin — Vo|lu|tin das; s <zu ↑...in> körnige Struktur in Bakterienzellen (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • volutin — n. easily stained substance with a basic dye which contains a large amount of phosphorus and can be found in the cytoplasm of bacterial and fungal cells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • volutin — vol·u·tin …   English syllables

  • volutin granules — see volutin …   Medical dictionary

  • volutin granules — (vo lu tin) See metachromatic granules …   Dictionary of microbiology

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