aleurone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aleurone granular protein in outermost layer of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grains
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aleurone (Bot) An albuminoid substance which occurs in minute grains (“protein granules”) in maturing seeds and tubers; -- supposed to be a modification of protoplasm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aleurone The minute albuminoid granules (protein) which are found, in connection with starch and oily matter, in the endosperm of ripe seeds and the cotyledons of the embryo. It is considered an inactive resting form of protoplasm. Also called protein-granules.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. flour

Usage

In literature:

This parenchymatous mass consists of oval cells filled with fatty matter and granules of aleurone.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887" by Various
The deposit consists of aleurone and the active enzymic substance, together with about 80 per cent.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
This layer is called the =aleurone layer=.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The inventor erected a large factory which produces vegetal albumen or aleurone meal from 80 to 83 per cent.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
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