aleuro-, aleur- +
Divination of meal or flour; predictions written on paper and baked in cakes or cookies; such as, “Chinese fortune cookies” [said to be an American invention, not Chinese] which are a form of this type of mancy.
The ancient Greeks wrote sentences on pieces of paper rolled up in balls of flour. The balls were mixed up nine times and distributed to those who wanted to know their future. Appollo was supposed to have presided over this form of divination.
This system has survived in the custom of baking a coin or ring in a large cake, which is then divided among guests, one of whom is lucky and finds the gift.
An instrument for determining the expansive properties, or quality, of gluten in flour.
Flour made of aleurone, used as a substitute for ordinary flour in preparing bread for diabetics.
Protein from the aleuron layer (endosperm) of cereal grains; used to make bread for diabetics.
A granular protein found in the endosperm of many seeds or forming the outermost layer in cereal grains.
Alteration of Greek aleuron, "wheat flour".
Of or related to aleurone.
A semi autonomous organelle (plastid) within a plant cell that stores protein.
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