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def: "An electron-dense acidic membrane-bounded organelle which contains a matrix of pyrophosphate and polyphosphates with bound calcium and other cations." [GOC:mb]
synonym: "metachromatic granule" EXACT [PMID:15738951]
synonym: "polyphosphate vacuole" RELATED [PMID:15738951]
synonym: "volutin granule" EXACT [PMID:15738951]
is_a: GO:0043231 ! intracellular membrane-bounded organelle
relationship: part_of: GO:0005737 ! cytoplasm
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