These are granules of protein found in the top cell layer of the endosperm of grains such as wheat.

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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.


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