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1. Greek Mythology A god of the sea, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, portrayed as having the head and trunk of a man and the tail of a fish.
2. A satellite of Neptune.

[Latin Trītōn, from Greek.]

tri·ton 1

Any of various chiefly tropical predatory marine gastropod mollusks of the family Ranellidae, having a pointed, spirally twisted, often colorfully marked shell.

[Latin Trītōn, Triton (from representations of the sea god holding a conch shell); see Triton.]

tri·ton 2

The nucleus of tritium, consisting of two neutrons and one proton.


(Animals) any of various chiefly tropical marine gastropod molluscs of the genera Charonia, Cymatium, etc, having large beautifully-coloured spiral shells
[C16: via Latin from Greek tritōn]


(General Physics) physics a nucleus of an atom of tritium, containing two neutrons and one proton
[C20: from trit(ium) + -on]


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) a sea god, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, depicted as having the upper parts of a man with a fish's tail and holding a trumpet made from a conch shell
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) one of a class of minor sea deities


(Celestial Objects) the largest satellite of the planet Neptune. Diameter: 2700 km


(ˈtraɪ tɒn)

a positively charged particle consisting of a proton and two neutrons, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of tritium.
[1930–35; < Greek tríton, neuter of trítos third; compare -on1]


(ˈtraɪt n)

1. (in Greek myth) a sea god, or one of a group of gods, usu. represented as a merman blowing a conch-shell trumpet.
2. (l.c.) any of various marine gastropods of the family Cymatiidae, having a large, spiral shell.
3. (l.c.) the shell of a triton.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triton - (Greek mythology) a sea godTriton - (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Triton - the largest moon of Neptune
3.triton - tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shellstriton - tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
seasnail - any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
4.triton - small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asiatriton - small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
common newt, Triturus vulgaris - small semiaquatic salamander
Notophthalmus viridescens, red eft - red terrestrial form of a common North American newt
Pacific newt - any of several rough-skinned newts found in western North America
eft - a newt in its terrestrial stage of development


[ˈtraɪtn] NTritón


[ˈtraɪtn] nTritone m
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