noun. a methylxanthine alkaloid which takes place organically within the seeds of the cocoa plant. Theobromine is anatomically alike to theophylline in tea and caffeine in coffee, but has a reduced pharmacological potency as compared to these methylxanthines.

THEOBROMINE: "Theobromine is one of the stimulating caffeine-like substances in chocolate."
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