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aleurone

[al-yuh-rohn, uh-loor-ohn]
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.
Also, aleuron [al-yuh-ron, uh-loor-on] .


Origin:
1865–70; < Greek áleuron flour, meal

aleuronic [al-yoo-ron-ik] , adjective
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aleurone

noun
granular protein in outermost layer of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grains 
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