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vestibule

 [ves´tĭ-būl]
a space or cavity at the entrance to another structure. adj., adj vestib´ular.
vestibule of aorta a small space within the left ventricle at the root of the aorta.
vestibule of ear an oval cavity in the middle of the bony labyrinth.
vestibule of mouth the portion of the oral cavity bounded on one side by teeth and gingivae (or the residual alveolar ridges) and on the other by the lips (labial vestibule) and cheeks (buccal vestibule).
nasal vestibule (vestibule of nose) the anterior part of the nasal cavity; it is lined with stratified squamous epithelium and contains hairs (vibrissae) and sebaceous glands.
vestibule of vagina the space between the labia minora into which the urethra and vagina open.

ves·ti·bule

(ves'ti-byūl), [TA]
1. A small cavity or a space at the entrance of a canal.
2. Specifically, the central, somewhat ovoid, cavity of the osseous labyrinth communicating with the semicircular canals posteriorly and the cochlea anteriorly.
Synonym(s): vestibulum [TA]
[L. vestibulum]

vestibule

(vĕs′tə-byo͞ol′)
n.
1. A small entrance hall or passage between the outer door and the interior of a house or building.
2. An enclosed area at the end of a passenger car on a railroad train.
3. Anatomy A body cavity, chamber, or channel that leads to or is an entrance to another body cavity: the vestibule of the inner ear.

ves·ti·bule

(ves'ti-byūl) [TA]
1. A small cavity or a space at the entrance of a canal.
2. Specifically, the central, somewhat ovoid, cavity of the osseous labyrinth communicating with the semicircular canals posteriorly and the cochlea anteriorly.
Synonym(s): vestibulum.
[L. vestibulum]

vestibule

A space or cavity forming the entrance to another cavity.

vestibule

any passageway from one cavity to another, such as the depression leading to the mouth in Paramecium or from the VULVA to VAGINA in the female mammal.

Vestibule

Vestibule of vulva; vestibule of vagina; the space between the labia minor containing the openings of the vagina and urethra.
Mentioned in: Vulvodynia

ves·ti·bule

(ves'ti-byūl) [TA]
1. Small cavity or a space at entrance of a canal.
2. Specifically, central, somewhat ovoid, cavity of osseous labyrinth communicating with semicircular canals posteriorly and cochlea anteriorly.
[L. vestibulum]