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Masson's trichrome stain
Masson's trichrome is a three-color staining protocol used in histology. The recipes evolved from the original Masson's formulation to different specific applications, but all are suited for distinguishing cells from surrounding connective tissue.
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The trichrome is applied by immersion of the fixated sample into Weigert's iron hematoxylin, and then three different solutions, labeled A, B, and C:
A common variant is Lillie's trichrome. It is often errorneously called Masson's trichrome. It differs in the dyes used, their concentrations, and the immersion times.
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