trichromatic

adjective tri·chro·mat·ic \ ˌtrī-krō-ˈma-tik \

Definition of trichromatic

1 : of, relating to, or consisting of three colors
  • trichromatic light
2 a : relating to or being the theory that human color vision involves three types of retinal sensory receptors
b : characterized by trichromatism
  • trichromatic vision

First Known Use of trichromatic

circa 1890

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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trichromatic

adjective tri·chro·mat·ic \ ˌtrī-krō-ˈmat-ik \

medical Definition of trichromatic

1 : of, relating to, or consisting of three colors
  • trichromatic light
2 a : relating to or being the theory that human color vision involves three types of retinal sensory receptors
b : characterized by trichromatism
  • trichromatic vision

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