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Aleurone layer

protein granules (aleurone grains) found in a single layer of cells (aleurone layer) in the outermost portion of the endosperm.
Historical Examples

Sucrose also augments in the aleurone layer, but starch is never formed in the aleurone cells.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4 Various

the outer protein-rich layer of certain seeds, esp of cereal grains


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