a bitter, crystalline alkaloid, CHNO, extracted from the leaves and seeds of the cacao plant, used in medicine as a diuretic and nerve stimulant: it is closely related to caffeine and is also found in cola nuts and tea
Origin of theobrominefrom Modern Latin Theobroma, a genus of trees of the sterculia family from Classical Greek theos, god (see theo-) + br?ma, food + -ine
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.
Origin of theobromineNew Latin Theobrōma tree genus (Greek theo- theo- ) ( brōma food ) -ine 2
(countable and uncountable, plural theobromines)
From the genus Theobroma.