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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For the latter, they are called transitional epithelia (urothelium).
In one patient, the cyst was lined with squamous and transitional epithelia and contained lymphoid follicles in the subepithelial plane.
Two chief origins are presumed: the basal cells of prostatic acini and the transitional epithelia lining major ducts.

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