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aleurone

[al-yuh-rohn, uh-loo r-ohn]
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.
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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
Related formsal·eu·ron·ic [al-yoo-ron-ik] /ˌæl yʊˈrɒn ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for aleurone

Historical Examples

  • At present aleurone meal is a side product in starch factories.

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    August Bebel

  • Within short, starch will become a side product of aleurone meal.

  • The deposit consists of aleurone and the active enzymic substance, together with about 80 per cent.

  • 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.