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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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Our trichromatic vision helps us to discern when fruits and plants are ripe.
Zurek DB, Cronin TW, Taylor LA, Byrne K, Sullivan M and Morehouse NI (2015) Spectral filtering enables trichromatic vision in colourful jumping spiders.
The characteristics of normal trichromatic vision and different types of congenital deficiency were established in the first half of the twentieth century.