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Medical Term:

cacao

Pronunciation: kă-ka′ō

Definition: Prepared cacao, or cocoa, a powder prepared from the roasted cured kernels of the ripe seed of Theobroma cacao Linné (family Sterculiaceae); the tree yields a fat, theobroma oil.

Synonym(s): theobroma

[native Mexican origin]

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