Transitional epithelium is a stratified tissue where intermediate and surface cells do not touch the basal lamina. The basal lamina (arrows) separates the transitional epithelium from the underlying fibrous connective tissue (CT).
The figure illustrates stratification of mucous transitional epithelial cells lining the mucosa of the male urethra in the prostatic region. The epithelium forms longitudinal folds around the urethra lumen.
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