Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Cocoa butter

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Cocoa butter --> theobroma oil

The fat obtained from the wasted seed of Theobroma cacao (family Sterculiaceae); it contains the 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: cacao butter, cocoa butter, cacao oil.

Origin: g. Theos, a god, _ broma, food