aleurone


al·eu·rone

noun \ˈal-yə-ˌrōn\

Definition of ALEURONE

:  protein matter in the form of minute granules or grains occurring in seeds in endosperm or in a special peripheral layer

Origin of ALEURONE

German Aleuron, from Greek, flour; akin to Armenian ałam I grind
First Known Use: 1869

al·eu·rone

noun \ˈal-yə-ˌrōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALEURONE

: protein matter in the form of minute granules or grains occurring in seeds in endosperm or in a special peripheral layer
al·eu·ron·ic \ˌal-yə-ˈrän-ik\ adjective

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