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al·eu·rone

 (ăl′yə-rōn′) also a·leu·ron (-rŏn′)
n.
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)

n.
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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Noun1.aleurone - granular protein in outermost layer of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grainsaleurone - 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"
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Un ejemplar de Aleuron iphis fue hallado mezclado con dos especimenes de Aleuron neglectum Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, especie muy similar y que fue citada para Argentina recientemente (Nunez Bustos, 2008).
When security companies aggressively pursued the Zeus botnet, malnet operators simply shifted their resources to the Aleuron botnet, developing and using it in attacks," said Blue Coat's researchers.