(||Tri*chop"te*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. tri`x, tricho`s, a hair + wing.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of Neuroptera usually having the wings covered with minute hairs. It comprises the caddice flies, and is considered by some to be a distinct order.

(Tri*chop"ter*an) (Zoöl.) One of the Trichoptera.

(Tri*chop"ter*ous) a. (Zoöl.) Of, pertaining to, or characterizing, the Trichoptera.

(Tri"chord) n. [Gr. three stringed; (see Tri-) + chord, or string.] (Mus.) An instrument, as a lyre or harp, having three strings.

(||Trich`o*scol"i*ces) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. tri`x, tricho`s, hair + skw`lhx a worm.] (Zoöl.) An extensive group of wormlike animals characterized by being more or less covered with cilia.

(Tri*chot"o*mous) a. [See Trichotomy.] Divided into three parts, or into threes; three- forked; as, a trichotomous stem. Martyn.

(Tri*chot"o*my) n. [Gr. tri`cha threefold, in three parts + te`mnein to cut or divide: cf. F. trichotomie.] Division into three parts.

(Tri*chro"ic) a. Exhibiting trichroism; pleochroic; pleochroism.

(Tri"chro*ism) n. [Pref. tri- + Gr. color: cf. F. trichroïsme.] (Min.) The quality possessed by some crystals of presenting different colors in three different directions.

(Tri`chro*mat"ic) a. [Pref. tri- + chromatic.] (Zoöl.) Having or existing in three different phases of color; having three distinct color varieties; — said of certain birds and insects.

(Tri*chro"ma*tism) n. (Zoöl.) The quality, state, or phenomenon of being trichromatic.

(Tri*chro"mic) a. [Pref. tri- + Gr. color.] (Opt.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, three colors or color sensations.

(Tri*chro"mic), a. [Pref. tri- + chromic.] (Chem.) Containing three atoms of chromium.

(Tri*cip"i*tal) a. [See Triceps.] (Anat.) Having three heads, or three origins; as, a tricipital muscle.

(Trick) n. [D. trek a pull, or drawing, a trick, trekken to draw; akin to LG. trekken, MHG. trecken, trechen, Dan. trække, and OFries. trekka. Cf. Track, Trachery, Trig, a., Trigger.]

1. An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade.

He comes to me for counsel, and I show him a trick.

I know a trick worth two of that.

2. A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks.

3. Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys. Prior.

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