broma-, bromat-, brom-, bro- +

(Greek > Latin: food)

Don't confuse this broma element with the bromo- unit which means "stench" or "stink".

Fasting; abstinence from eating.
abrosia (s) (noun), abrosias (pl)
The total lack of food consumption; fasting (no food, not eating): The prison inmates organized a fasting campaign to emphasize the poor prison conditions and so they were participating in total ambrosias.
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.
bromatherapy, bromatotherapy
Diet therapy.
Someone who is a specialist in the science of foods.
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.
bromography (s) (noun), bromographies (pl)
A treatise or dissertation about food and its contributions to the health of consumers.
Theobroma (s) (noun)
Cocoa or chocolate which was translated literally to mean food of the gods: "Linnæus, a botanist, was so fond of chocolate that he named the cocoa tree Theobroma, the food of the gods."
theobromine (s) (noun), theobromines (pl)
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."

"Theobromine comes from modern Latin Theobroma, genus name of the cacao tree, literally 'food of the gods'."

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.