urothelium

noun
uro·​the·​li·​um | \ ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈthē-lē-əm How to pronounce urothelium (audio) \
plural urothelia\ -​lē-​ə How to pronounce urothelia (audio) \

Medical Definition of urothelium

: 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

Other Words from urothelium

urothelial \ ˌyu̇r-​ə-​ˈthē-​lē-​əl How to pronounce urothelial (audio) \ 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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“Urothelium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/urothelium. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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