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theobroma oil


Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): cacao butter, cocoa butter, cacao oil

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