trichromatism

noun

tri·​chro·​ma·​tism (ˌ)trī-ˈkrō-mə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce trichromatism (audio)
: color vision based on the perception of three primary colors and especially red, green, and blue

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trichromatism was circa 1895

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“Trichromatism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichromatism. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

trichromatism

noun
tri·​chro·​ma·​tism (ˈ)trī-ˈkrō-mə-ˌtiz-əm How to pronounce trichromatism (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being trichromatic
2
: color vision based on the perception of three primary colors and especially red, green and blue compare deuteranomaly, protanomaly
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