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Synonyms for trichromacy

the normal ability to see colors

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Trichromatic vision, often described inappropriately as 'red', 'green'and 'blue', is derived from three cone classes which contain photopigment with relatively long (L), medium (M) and short (S) wavelength spectral sensitivity.
Jacobs of the University of California, Santa Barbara and his colleagues reported that both male and female howler monkeys--New World primates that eat primarily leaves--have fully trichromatic vision.
Why would the only monkey in South America to evolve trichromatic vision be the one that eats the least amount of fruit?