tri·​chro·​mat | \ ˈtrī-krō-ˌmat How to pronounce trichromat (audio) , (ˌ)trī-ˈkrō- \

Definition of trichromat

: a person with trichromatism

Examples of trichromat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company prefers to describe its glasses as more of an assistive device for those, like Veronin, who are mild-to-moderate anomalous trichromats: the glasses should help them better discriminate colors in the red/green dimension. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Spanish scientists: EnChroma glasses won’t fix your color blindness," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of trichromat

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trichromat

back-formation from trichromatic

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“Trichromat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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tri·​chro·​mat | \ ˈtrī-krō-ˌmat, (ˈ)trī-ˈ How to pronounce trichromat (audio) \

Medical Definition of trichromat

: an individual with normal color vision requiring that three primary colors be mixed in order to match the perceived spectrum

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