TRITONIC

Triton

[trahyt-n]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. a son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, represented as having the head and trunk of a man and the tail of a fish, and as using a conch-shell trumpet.
2.
Astronomy. a moon of Neptune.
3.
(lowercase) any of various marine gastropods of the family Cymatiidae, having a large, spiral, often beautifully colored shell.
4.
(lowercase) the shell of a triton.

Tritonic [trahy-ton-ik] , adjective
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triton1 (ˈtraɪtən)
 
n
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]

triton2 (ˈtraɪtɒn)
 
n
physics a nucleus of an atom of tritium, containing two neutrons and one proton
 
[C20: from trit(ium) + -on]

Triton1 (ˈtraɪtən)
 
n
1.  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.  one of a class of minor sea deities

Triton2 (ˈtraɪtən)
 
n
the largest satellite of the planet Neptune. Diameter: 2700 km

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Triton
minor sea god, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, from Gk. Triton, cognate with O.Ir. triath (gen. trethan) "sea."
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