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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aleurone 
  n  :  granular  protein  in  outermost  layer  of  endosperm  of  many 
  seeds  or  cereal  grains 




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