Transitional Epithelial Cells

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Transitional Epithelial Cells

Another type of epithelial cell is a transitional epithelial cell, also known as a urothelial cell. It is smaller than a squamous epithelial cell and has a centrally located nucleus. Transitional epithelial cells can occur in spherical, polyhedral, and caudate (bottom image) forms. They originate from the bladder, ureters, and renal pelvis.

Transitional epithelial cells.
Caudate transitional epithelial cells.