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urothelium

noun uro·the·li·um \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈthē-lē-əm \

medical Definition of urothelium

plural -lia play \-lē-ə\
: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 edition2013
called also uroepithelium

urothelial

play \ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈthē-lē-əl\ 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 Medicine15 Aug. 2013

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