aleuron (əˈlʊərɒn, -rən)
/ (əˈlʊərən, -rəʊn) /
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the outer protein-rich layer of certain seeds, esp of cereal grains
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Word Origin for aleurone layer
C19: from Greek aleuron flour
Words nearby aleurone layer
alethiology, alette, à l'étuvée, aleuromancy, aleurone, aleurone layer, Aleus, Aleut, Aleutian, Aleutian Current, Aleutian Islands
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How to use aleurone layer in a sentence
Sucrose also augments in the aleurone layer, but starch is never formed in the aleurone cells.