Lillie's trichrome

Lillie's trichrome is a combination of dyes used in histology.

It is similar to Masson's trichrome stain, but it uses Biebrich scarlet for the plasma stain. It was initially published by Ralph D. Lillie in 1940.[1]


  1. Lillie, R. D. (1940). "Further Experiments with the Masson Trichrome Modification of Mallory's Connective Tissue Stain". Stain Technology. 15 (1). doi:10.3109/10520294009110327.

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