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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.]
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.]
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
a positively charged particle consisting of a proton and two neutrons, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of tritium.
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.
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|Noun||1.||Triton - (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 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 Asia|
salamander - any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
Pacific newt - any of several rough-skinned newts found in western North America
eft - a newt in its terrestrial stage of development