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 theobromine; from 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 Theobr&omacron;ma, tree genus (Greek theo-, theo- + br&omacron;ma, food) + –ine2.
(countable and uncountable, plural theobromines)
From the genus Theobroma.