noun Etymology: German Aleuron, from Greek, flour; akin to Armenian ałam I grind Date: 1869 protein matter in the form of minute granules or grains occurring in seeds in endosperm or in a special peripheral layer

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  • aleurone — [ alørɔn ] n. f. • 1865; gr. aleuron « farine » ♦ Bot. Substance protéique de réserve des graines de nombreux spermaphytes. ⇒ légumine. ● aleurone nom féminin (grec aleuron, farine) Réserve alimentaire protidique des graines, contenue soit dans… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Aleurone — (from Greek aleuron , flour) is a protein found in protein granules of maturing seeds and tubers. The term is also used for the outermost cell layer of the seed coat, the aleurone layer.Aleurone proteinAleurones can have two different… …   Wikipedia

  • Aleurone — A*leu rone, n. [Gr. ? flour.] (Bot.) An albuminoid substance which occurs in minute grains ( protein granules ) in maturing seeds and tubers; supposed to be a modification of protoplasm. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aleurone — /aleu rone/ s.m. [der. del gr. áleuron farina ]. (biochim.) [sostanza proteica presente nei semi di cereali] ▶◀ glutine …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • aleurone — [al′yo͞o rōn΄, ə lo͞o′rōn΄] n. [Ger aleuron < Gr, wheat meal, flour < alleein, to grind < IE base * al > Arm alauri, a mill] finely granulated protein present in seeds generally and forming the outer layer of cereal seeds aleuronic… …   English World dictionary

  • Aleurone — Une partie des pigments de ces grains de maïs se trouvent dans leur couche à aleurone. L aleurone (terme venant du grec aleuron, farine) est une protéine présente sous formes de grains dans l albumen de nombreuses graines. Elle y forme l assise… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • aleurone — aleuronic /al yoo ron ik/, adj. /al yeuh rohn , euh loor ohn/, n. (in the seeds of cereal plants) protein granules (aleurone grains) found in a single layer of cells (aleurone layer) in the outermost portion of the endosperm. Also, aleuron /al… …   Universalium

  • aleurone — noun The protein content of the embryo, endosperm, or perisperm of cereals See Also: aleuronic …   Wiktionary

  • aleurone — al·eu·rone al yə .rōn n protein matter in the form of minute granules or grains occurring in seeds in endosperm or in a special peripheral layer al·eu·ron·ic .al yə rän ik adj * * * al·eu·rone (ə l rґōn) (alґyə rōn″)… …   Medical dictionary

  • aleurone — a·leu·ró·ne s.m. TS biochim. sostanza proteica immagazzinata nei semi delle piante come riserva nutritiva {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1955. ETIMO: der. di aleuro con 4 one …   Dizionario italiano

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