theobromine


theo·bro·mine

noun \ˌthē-ə-ˈbrō-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of THEOBROMINE

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

Origin 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

theo·bro·mine

noun \ˌthē-ə-ˈbrō-ˌmēn, -mən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THEOBROMINE

: 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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