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triceratops any of several three-horned, plant-eating dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period that had a bony plate covering the neck area.
trichina a tiny parasitic worm that causes trichinosis by residing, in the adult stage, in the intestines of its host animal and, during the larval stage, encysting the muscles.
trichinosis a dangerous disease caused by small worms that are passed to humans in the eating of inadequately cooked meat, esp. pork, and marked by fever, muscle swelling, nausea, and pain.
tricho- hair; hairlike.
trick something done to deceive, cheat, or outwit someone. [15 definitions]
trickery the use of tricks, esp. to deceive, outdo, or cheat. [2 definitions]
trickle to fall or flow in drops or in a thin, weak stream. [5 definitions]
trick or treat a tradition practiced by children at Halloween, consisting of calling on neighbors while dressed in a costume and saying the words "trick or treat!" in order to receive a treat such as candy. [2 definitions]
trick-or-treat to engage in the Halloween tradition of visiting neighbors while wearing a costume and requesting candy or other treats by saying the words "trick or treat!"
trickster one who deceives, cheats, or plays tricks.
tricksy full of tricks; mischievous; prankish.
tricky given to or marked by deception or trickery; wily. [2 definitions]
triclinic of or designating a system of crystallization in which three unequal axes intersect at oblique angles.
tricolor having three colors. [2 definitions]
tricorn having three horns, hornlike projections, or corners; three-cornered. [2 definitions]
tricot a plain warp-knit fabric such as nylon or polyester, used esp. for underwear. [2 definitions]
tricuspid having three points or cusps, as a tooth. (Cf. bicuspid.) [3 definitions]
tricycle a three-wheeled vehicle usually ridden by pushing pedals with one's feet.
tricyclic of a molecule, having three fused rings of atoms. [2 definitions]
tricyclic antidepressant any of a class of drugs, such as amitriptyline, having three fused rings of atoms and used esp. to treat depression.
trident a fishing or fighting spear with three prongs, sometimes shown in portrayals of Greek and Roman sea gods.