theobroma

SYN: cacao. [G. theos, a god, + broma, food]
- t. oil the fat obtained from the wasted seed of T. cacao (family Sterculiaceae); it contains the glycerides of stearic, palmitic, oleic, arichidic, and linoleic acid s; used as a base for suppositories and ointments and, in operative dentistry, as a lubricant and protective. SYN: cacao butter, cocoa butter, cacao oil.

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The·o·bro·ma .thē-ə-'brō-mə n a genus of tropical American trees (family Sterculiaceae) which includes the cacao (T. cacao)

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The·o·bro·ma (the″o-broґmə) [Gr. theos god + brōma food] a genus of trees of the family Sterculiaceae, native to tropical parts of the Americas. T. cacaґo L. is the cacao plant, whose seeds (cacao) contain the alkaloid theobromine, and yield cocoa, chocolate, and cocoa butter.

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  • Theobroma — ID 83966 Symbol Key THEOB Common Name theobroma Family Sterculiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR, VI Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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