Broma Words: "abros" to "bromatotoxin"
Words that include (or from this element): broma-
(Greek > Latin: food).
Fasting; abstinence from eating.
Not eating, fasting.
1. Not eating, fasting.
2. Not fit to be eaten.
1. In medicine, a food ailment.
2. A form of cocoa from which the oil has been thoroughly extracted.
1. A discourse about food.
2. The science of food.
3. The science of nutrition; dietetics.
bromatotoxin, bromatoxism, bromatotoxismus:
A poison that forms in spoiled food from the activity of fermentative bacteria.
A white powder derived from the cacao bean, found in chocolate products and which has effects similar to caffeine. Theobromine has been used as a diuretic in treating cardiovascular disorders and as a myocardial stimulant.
Dogs consuming excessive amounts of cocoa sometimes suffer toxic effects from the theobromine; such as, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle spasms, and coma.
This word comes from modern Latin Theobroma, genus name of the cacao tree, literally "food of the gods", from Greek broma, "food".