aleurone definition

  • noun:
    • A granular necessary protein based in the endosperm of many seeds or creating the outermost layer in cereal grains.
    • The necessary protein content of embryo, endosperm, or perisperm of grains
    • An albuminoid material which happens in min grains (“protein granules”) in maturing seeds and tubers; -- supposed to be a modification of protoplasm.
    • when albuminoid granules (protein) which are discovered, in connection with starch and oily matter, into the endosperm of ripe seeds and also the cotyledons of embryo.
    • granular protein in outermost level of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grains

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