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aleurone

[al-yuh-rohn, uh-loo r-ohn] /ˈæl yəˌroʊn, əˈlʊər oʊn/
noun, (in the seeds of cereal plants)
1.
protein granules (aleurone grains) found in a single layer of cells (aleurone layer) in the outermost portion of the endosperm.
Also, aleuron
[al-yuh-ron, uh-loo r-on] /ˈæl yəˌrɒn, əˈlʊər ɒn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of aleurone
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70, aleurone is from the Greek word áleuron flour, meal
Related forms
aleuronic
[al-yoo-ron-ik] /ˌæl yʊˈrɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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