At 08:43 PM 11/16/02, Marc A. Schindler wrote:
The term "theobromine", incidentally, comes from Greek, "drink of the Gods", and
was applied to chocholate in drinkable form when it was first brought to Europe.
"Theophylline", however, does not mean "friend of the gods," as one might naively guess from the above. In fact, the "theo" in the latter compound is derived from "tea" while the same portion of "theobromine" is derived from the word "deo" or "theo" for a deity . . .
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