[al-yuh-rohn, uh-loo r-ohn]
- protein granules (aleurone grains) found in a single layer of cells (aleurone layer) in the outermost portion of the endosperm.
Also al·eu·ron [al-yuh-ron, uh-loo r-on] /ˈæl yəˌrɒn, əˈlʊər ɒn/.
Origin of aleurone
First recorded in 1865–70, aleurone is from the Greek word áleuron flour, meal
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Examples from the Web for aleurone
Within short, starch will become a side product of aleurone meal.
At present aleurone meal is a side product in starch factories.
The deposit consists of aleurone and the active enzymic substance, together with about 80 per cent.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
W. H. Simmons
Nearest the skin will be seen the triple layer of aleurone cells already referred to (fig. 7).
Sucrose also augments in the aleurone layer, but starch is never formed in the aleurone cells.