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Synonym. - Cacao Butter. A fixed oil expressed from the seed of Theobroma Cacao Linne (nat ord. Sterculiaceae).
A yellowish-white solid, having a faint, agreeable odor, and a bland, chocolate-like taste. Sp. gr., 0.970 to 0.980.
Readily in Ether or Chloroform; also soluble in 100 parts of Alcohol.
Uses of Oil of Theobroma.
Oil of theobroma is used to make suppositories, and as a source of stearic acid. It is also used by inunction to improve the nutrition of the body.