trichromacy

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tri·chro·mat·ic

 (trī′krō-măt′ĭk) also tri·chrome (trī′krōm′) or tri·chro·mic (trī-krō′mĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or having three colors, as in photography or printing.
2. Having perception of the three primary colors, as in normal human vision: trichromatic vision; a trichromatic individual.

tri·chro′ma·cy (trī-krō′mə-sē), tri·chro′ma·tism (-tĭz′əm) n.
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Noun1.trichromacy - the normal ability to see colorstrichromacy - the normal ability to see colors  
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
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In humans, there are three types of cones sensitive to three different spectra resulting in trichromatic colour vision.
Humans have trichromatic colour vision, which involves three types of single cone receptors in the retina with maximum absorption at 430 nm, 530 nm and 560 nm which is commonly referred to as blue, green and red sensitive cones.