Definition of aleurone in English:


Line breaks: aleur|one
Pronunciation: /əˈljʊərəʊn


[mass noun] Botany
  • Protein stored as granules in the cells of plant seeds: [as modifier]: aleurone grains
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    • Details of endosperm mobilization and aleurone cell death were first described in the nineteenth century by Haberlandt.
    • Expression was more obvious in aleurone cells, the endosperm cells lining the maternal seed coat.
    • Endosperm refers to the rest of the seed, i.e. the seed coat, pericarp, aleurone layer, and starchy endosperm.


mid 19th century: from Greek aleuron 'flour'.

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