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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vestibule

A space or cavity forming the entrance to another cavity.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Vestibule

Vestibule of vulva; vestibule of vagina; the space between the labia minor containing the openings of the vagina and urethra.
Mentioned in: Vulvodynia
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Single and vestibule doors are modeled using the power-law model Q = C[([DELTA]P).sup.n] with a power of 0.5 (n = 0.5), and the flow coefficients C from the model proposed by Yuill (1996) for 2 X 2.4 m (6.56 X 7.87 ft) (W X H) doors based on hourly door usage frequency for each building.
ON EXAMINATION: Diffuse swelling on the right side of nose (Figure 1) with obliteration of nasomaxillary groove, there was a growth protruding from the right nasal vestibule, pinkish in colour the irregular surface, probe test showed that it was sensitive to touch, firm in consistency, bleeds on touch, probe cannot be passed on the lateral aspect.
(7) Vestibular malformations: They include Michel deformity, common cavity, absent vestibule, and dilated vestibule.
If you have diffuse pain at the entire vestibule, that [points to] an intrinsic problem within the vestibular tissue."
The train with vestibule coaches is expected to become operational from November 1.
The epithelium of the vestibule, on the other hand, is similar to the buccal mucosa: nonkeratinized and usually moist, with no adnexal structures.
Tata Motors Limited (Tata) (NYSE: TTM), an India-based automaker, is planning to develop vestibule buses, also known as articulated buses, via its joint venture with Marcopolo of Brazil.
Unbeknownst to me, some parishioners were congregating in the vestibule. They paid little attention to me, probably assuming I was praying.
The vestibule, with its half-height ceramic tiling and pine panelled door with stained glass leaded top light is seductive, so is the hall with its ceiling rose and deep walk-in storage space under the stairs.
By the fall, however, the gaping hole will be filled with an elevator and vestibule, additions that city officials expect will quickly make up for the temporary nuisance.
As the homily ended Jamilet started to get restless, and I brought her to the vestibule, where four or five other mothers were standing in a cluster, watching their toddlers run.