follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

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)
.
Origin of aleurone
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek áleuron flour, meal
Related forms
aleuronic
[al-yoo-ron-ik] /ˌæl yʊˈrɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for aleurone
Historical Examples

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for aleurone

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for aleurone

8
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for aleurone