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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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"Trichromatic colour vision delineates us from most other mammals," said lead author Kiara Eldred, a graduate student at the varsity.
In humans, there are three types of cones sensitive to three different spectra resulting in trichromatic colour vision. A normal person can see all wavelengths between violet and red.
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.