Origin of theophyllinefrom Modern Latin thea, tea (infl. by Gr, goddess, as being a divine herb, but from source of tea) + -phyll + -ine
Origin of theophyllineNew Latin thea the tea plant ( ultimately from Dutch thee ); see tea . phyll(o)- -ine 2
(countable and uncountable, plural theophyllines)
- (pharmacology) Methylxanthine drug used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as COPD or asthma.