theobroma oil

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the·o·bro·ma oil

the fat obtained from the wasted seed of Theobroma cacao (family Sterculiaceae); contains glycerides of stearic, palmitic, oleic, arichidic, and linoleic acids; used as a base for suppositories and ointments and, in operative dentistry, as a lubricant and protective.

theobroma oil

[thē′ōbrō′mə]
a liquid fat derived from seeds of Theobroma cacao, the cocoa plant. It contains a number of fatty acids used in suppositories, ointments, and lubricants.

the·o·bro·ma oil

(thē-ō-brōmă oyl)
Fat obtained from the wasted seed of Theobroma cacao; contains glycerides of stearic, palmitic oleic, arichidic, and linoleic acids; used as a base for suppositories and ointments and in dentistry. Also called cacao butter, cocoa butter, and cacao oil.