Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to trichromacy: dichromacy, Anomalous trichromacy


 (trī′krō-măt′ĭk) also tri·chrome (trī′krōm′) or tri·chro·mic (trī-krō′mĭk)
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Viewers that experience abnormalities in color vision can be classified as exhibiting anomalous trichromacy (all three color pigments are present, but one of them is anomalous), dichromacy (only two of the pigments are present), and monochromacy (a single pigment or none at all; the rarest of the three)[9].
We observed normal trichromacy (NT) in 14 (73.7%) eyes and pseudoprotanomaly (PPT) in 5 (26.3%) eyes.
While most of the insects which have been studied can be generally described as having an ultraviolet (UV)-blue-green trichromacy, there are several different pigments and configurations which insects may have within their compound eye (Briscoe & Chittka 2001; Koshitaka et al.
For example, jumping spiders in the genus Habronattus have evolved a retinal filter in the AM eyes that increases their spectral sensitivities from UV-green dichromacy to UV-green-red trichromacy (Zurek et al., 2015).
There are three types of inherited CVD: monochromacy, dichromacy and anomalous trichromacy. Monochromacy, being so rare, is the total absence of colour vision and occurs when two or all three of the cone pigments are missing.
Further, the observer perceives color in terms of three color signals based on the trichromacy theory can be modeled by:
The dimensionality of color vision in carriers of anomalous trichromacy. J Vis 2010;10(8):12.
Trichromacy, in accordance with the Young-Helmholtz theory, is present at the receptor level and opponent processing, as proposed by Hering, is established in the inner retina.
Uc renk gorme (Trichromacy): Renk ile ilgili bilginin uc koni hucresi grubu ile aktarilmasi.
Anomalous trichromacy (all three color cones are present, but the signals are transmitted to the brain abnormally).
There are also a number of misunderstandings in their application of trichromacy. Our re-analysis leads to conclusion that their data raises very interesting questions regarding brightness constancy and color effects, but does not support most of their claims regarding trichromacy.
234) states that "trichromacy originally evolved for picking out the most nutritious leaves." I teach high school students to avoid this kind of statement in regard to evolution.