tricorder etymology

English word tricorder comes from English tri-, English recorder

Detailed word origin of tricorder

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
recorder English (eng) A judge in a municipal court.. Agent noun of record; one who records.. An apparatus for recording; a device which records. (musical instrument) A musical instrument of the woodwind family; a type of fipple flute, a simple internal duct flute.
tricorder English (eng) (fiction) A fictional futuristic handheld device used for scanning, which may be specialized for medical, technical, or other purposes.. (slang) A real-world advanced handheld medical scanner.

Words with the same origin as tricorder

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong
Descendants of recorder
batcorder camcorder holocorder minicorder