Definition of trichrome in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪkrəʊm/


Denoting a stain or method of histological staining in which different tissues are stained, each in one of three different colours.
Example sentences
  • Unlike the Azan method, the Masson trichrome stain poses no potential health risk to laboratory personnel.
  • Elastic trichrome and trichrome stains of the liver tissue failed to show evidence of fibrosis.
  • Acid-fast and parasite trichrome stains of lung biopsy specimens were negative, as were direct fluorescent antibody stains for legionella and pneumocystis carinii.


Early 20th century: from tri- 'three' + Greek khrōma 'colour'.

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