transitional epithelium(redirected from Transitional epithelia)
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transitional epithelium[tran′zish·ən·əl ‚ep·ə′thē·lē·əm]
A form of stratified epithelium found in the urinary bladder; cells vary between squamous, when the tissue is stretched, and columnar, when not stretched.
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