aleurone

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1865/70; from Greek aleuron - flour, meal

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aleurone ‎(plural aleurones)

  1. (biochemistry) The protein content of the embryo, endosperm, or perisperm of cereals, in the form of minute particles.
  2. short for the outer layer (and its major cell type and its specialized protein) of the endosperm

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  • (outer layer): peripheral endosperm.

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Noun[edit]

aleurone m ‎(plural aleuroni)

  1. aleurone

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