transitional epithelium

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transitional epithelium

[tran′zish·ən·əl ‚ep·ə′thē·lē·əm]
(histology)
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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In one patient, the cyst was lined with squamous and transitional epithelia and contained lymphoid follicles in the subepithelial plane.

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