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transitional epithelium

Monday 22 August 2022


Definition : Transitional epithelium is a type of stratified epithelium.

Transitional epithelium is a type of tissue that changes shape in response to stretching (stretchable epithelium). The transitional epithelium usually appears cuboidal when relaxed and squamous when stretched.

This tissue consists of multiple layers of epithelial cells which can contract and expand in order to adapt to the degree of distension needed.


- urothelium
- in sinonasal papilloma