Meaning of transitional cell in English:

transitional cell

noun

Biology
  • 1Any of various types of cell in (or believed to be in) a transitional stage of development.

  • 2Any of the cells of the transitional epithelium of the urinary tract (frequently attributive).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist.