uro·​the·​li·​um ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈthē-lē-əm How to pronounce urothelium (audio)
plural urothelia -lē-ə How to pronounce urothelium (audio)
: the transitional epithelium that lines most structures of the urinary tract
The integrity of the urothelium is preserved even when it is fully stretched to accommodate a full bladder.Gillian Pocock et al., Human Physiology, 4th edition

called also uroepithelium

urothelial adjective
urothelial cells
In view of the patient's presentation, our clinical diagnosis was urothelial carcinoma of the bladder neck, the prostatic urethra, or both. Aria F. Olumi et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Urothelium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/urothelium. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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