transitional epithelium

n.

Stratified epithelium in which the individual layers are formed by a transformation of the cells from the layer below.

Nearby words

  1. transition team,
  2. transition temperature,
  3. transitional,
  4. transitional cell carcinoma,
  5. transitional denture,
  6. transitional zone,
  7. transitive,
  8. transitive verb,
  9. transitively,
  10. transitivity


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