Theobromine meaning

thēō-brōmēn
A bitter, colorless alkaloid, C7 H8 N4 O2 , 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.
noun
0
0
A bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C7H8N4O2, 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.
noun
0
0
A bitter, colorless alkaloid, C7 H8 N4 O2 , 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.
noun
0
0
A bitter, colorless alkaloid that occurs in the cacao bean, cola nuts, and tea. It is found in chocolate products and used in medicine as a diuretic, vasodilator, and myocardial stimulant. Theobromine is a xanthine and similar in structure to caffeine and theophylline. Chemical formula: C7H8N4O2.
0
0
(chemistry) An alkaloid, of similar structure to caffeine, found in chocolate and cocoa.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of theobromine

  • New Latin Theobrōma tree genus (Greek theo- theo-) (brōma food) –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus Theobroma.

    From Wiktionary