? – The layer to look at. This is the tissue in question.
- Epithelial tissue is classified based on the shape of the cells at the apical surface and the number of layers of cells.
- This tissue doesn’t fit the normal rules governing the naming of epithelial tissue.
- It is called transitional because its appearance changes as it is stretched. The cells slide over one another to maintain the membrane.
- Stretches to allow for expansion of the organs it lines.
- Urinary bladder