(||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
(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.South.
I know a trick worth two of that.Shak.
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.