from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A bitter, colorless alkaloid, C7H8N4O2, present in cacao beans and in smaller amounts in tea leaves, kola nuts, and other plant parts, and used in medicine as a diuretic, vasodilator, and myocardial stimulant.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A crystalline alkaloid (C7H8N4O2), forming salts with acids, volatile and very bitter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) An alkaloidal ureide, C7H8N4O2, homologous with and resembling caffeine, produced artificially, and also extracted from cacao and chocolate (from
Theobroma Cacao) as a bitter white crystalline substance; -- called also dimethyl xanthine.
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- noun chemistry An
alkaloid, of similar structure to caffeine, found in chocolateand cocoa.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin Theobrōma, tree genus (Greek theo-, theo- + brōma, food) + –ine.]
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From the genus Theobroma.
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