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aleurone

[ al-yuh-rohn, uh-loor-ohn ]
/ ˈæl yəˌroʊn, əˈlʊər oʊn /
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noun (in the seeds of cereal plants)

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-loor-on]. /ˈæl yəˌrɒn, əˈlʊər ɒn/.

Origin of aleurone

First recorded in 1865–70, aleurone is from the Greek word áleuron flour, meal

OTHER WORDS FROM aleurone

al·eu·ron·ic [al-yoo-ron-ik], /ˌæl yʊˈrɒn ɪk/, adjective
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