Meaning of triton
Pronunciation: (trī'ton), [key]
— n. Physics.
- a positively-charged particle consisting of a proton and two neutrons, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of tritium. Cf.
Pronunciation: (trīt'n), [key]
- 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.
- a moon of Neptune.
- (l.c.) any of various marine gastropods of the family Cymatiidae, having a large, spiral, often beautifully colored shell.
- (l.c.) the shell of a triton.
- triton (Thesaurus)