aleurone

noun
al·​eu·​rone | \ ˈal-yə-ˌrōn How to pronounce aleurone (audio) \

Definition of aleurone

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

First Known Use of aleurone

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aleurone

German Aleuron, from Greek, flour; akin to Armenian ałam I grind

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“Aleurone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aleurone. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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aleurone

noun
al·​eu·​rone | \ ˈal-yə-ˌrōn How to pronounce aleurone (audio) \

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

Other Words from aleurone

aleuronic \ ˌal-​yə-​ˈrän-​ik How to pronounce aleuronic (audio) \ adjective

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