Definition of Aleurone

1. Noun. Granular protein in outermost layer of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grains.

Generic synonyms: Protein
Derivative terms: Aleuronic

Definition of Aleurone

1. n. An albuminoid substance which occurs in minute grains ("protein granules") in maturing seeds and tubers; -- supposed to be a modification of protoplasm.

Definition of Aleurone

1. Noun. (protein) The protein content of the embryo, endosperm, or perisperm of cereals ¹

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Definition of Aleurone

1. protein matter found in the seeds of certain plants [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aleurone

1. An albuminoid substance which occurs in minute grains ("protein granules") in maturing seeds and tubers; supposed to be a modification of protoplasm. Origin: Gr. Flour. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aleurone

aleukaemic myelosis
aleurone grain
aleutian mink disease
aleutian mink disease virus

Literary usage of Aleurone

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1. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"aleurone GRAINS aleurone grains are small granules of variable structure, ... In many of the seeds the aleurone grains completely fill the cells of the ..."

2. An Introduction to Vegetable Physiology by Joseph Reynolds Green (1907)
"An instance of the occurrence of aleurone grains of some size but yet of fairly ... In this seed the aleurone grains begin to be formed at a very early ..."

3. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"197 NAL Call No: 442.8 Z34 Primary structure of a novel barley gene differentially expressed In immature aleurone layers. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1889)
"(4) On the development of aleurone grains in the Lupine. By AB RENDLE, BA, St John's College. The development of aleurone grains was studied by Pfeffer, ..."

5. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger, William Hillhouse (1900)
"The aleurone grains distributed in the cells of the endosperm appear in the form of small ovate bodies (Fig. 13). The narrower end of the grain is marked by ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1879)
"On the Chemical Composition of aleurone Grains." By SYDNEY H. VI.VES, BA, B.Sc., FLS, ... I. The aleurone Grains of the Blue Lupin. (Lupinus varius. ..."

7. Elements of Vegetable Histology: For the Use of Students of Pharmacy by Daniel Base (1905)
"Some albuminous forms are also stored up, the most important of which are aleurone grains. These are found chiefly in seeds and most abundantly in oily ones ..."

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