Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of urothelium



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  1. :  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, 2013—called also uroepithelium


\ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈthē-lē-əl\ play 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, 15 Aug. 2013

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