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theobromine

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noun theo·bro·mine \ˌthē-ə-ˈbrō-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of theobromine

  1. :  a bitter alkaloid C7H8N4O2 closely related to caffeine that occurs especially in cacao beans and has stimulant and diuretic properties



Origin and Etymology of theobromine

New Latin Theobroma, genus that includes the cacao, from the- + Greek brōma food, from bibrōskein to devour — more at voracious


First Known Use: 1842


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theobromine

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noun theo·bro·mine \ˌthē-ə-ˈbrō-ˌmēn, -mən\

Medical Definition of theobromine

  1. :  a bitter alkaloid C7H8N4O2 closely related to caffeine that occurs especially in cacao beans and is used as a diuretic, myocardial stimulant, and vasodilator




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