the nucleus of the tritium atom containing one proton and two neutrons, used as a projectile in nuclear reactions
Origin of tritonGr, neuter of tritos, third
- Gr. Myth. a sea god, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, represented as having the head and upper body of a man and the tail of a fish and as carrying a conch-shell trumpet
- Gr. Myth. any of various minor sea gods
- the largest of Neptune's satellites
- any of a family (Cymatiidae) of large sea snails with a long, spiral shell, often brightly colored
- the shell
Origin of TritonClassical Latin from Classical Greek Trit?n; uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to Old Irish triath, sea
Any of various chiefly tropical predatory marine gastropod mollusks of the family Ranellidae, having a pointed, spirally twisted, often colorfully marked shell.
Origin of tritonLatin 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.
Origin of tritontrit(ium) -on 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.
- A satellite of Neptune.
Origin of TritonLatin Trītōn from Greek
From Ancient Greek Î¤ÏÎ¯Ï„Ï‰Î½ (TritÅn).