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al·eu·rone(ăl′yə-rōn′) also a·leu·ron (-rŏn′)
The protein-rich outermost layer of the endosperm of certain seeds, especially cereal grains.
[From Greek aleuron, meal.]
al′eu·ron′ic (-rŏn′ĭk) adj.
al•eu•rone(ˈæl yəˌroʊn, əˈlʊər oʊn)
also al•eu•ron(-ˌrɒn, -ɒn)
the granulated protein that forms the outermost layer of grain.
[1865–70; < Greek áleuron flour, meal]
al`eu•ron′ic (-ˈrɒn ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||aleurone - granular protein in outermost layer of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grains|
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"