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Vestibule or Vestibulum can have the following meanings, each primarily based upon a common origin, from early 17th century French, derived from Latin vestibulum, -i n. "entrance court".
In general, vestibule is a small space or cavity at the beginning of a canal.
- The vulval vestibule is the posterior 2/3 of the labia minora, the location of the urethral meatus and the paraurethral glands of Skene and the introitus of the vagina
- The nasal vestibule is the nostrils, simply lined with an extension of skin epithelium, in contrast to nasal cavity, which is lined with respiratory epithelium
- The vestibule of the ear is the central part of the inner ear labyrinth, as used in the vestibular system
- The vestibulocochlear nerve connects this to the brain
- The vestibule of larynx is between the epiglottis and rima glottidis
- The aortic vestibule is the part of the left ventricle of the heart just below the aortic valve
- The vestibule of mouth is the space between the lips (or cheek) and teeth
- an entryway
- a lobby, entrance hall, or passage between the outer door and the interior of a building
- an enclosed area between two railroad cars
- a reception area
- an antechamber
- an entry room
- a passageway acting as an airlock between two environments
- a covered section between the outer opening and inner opening of a tent, typically used for the storage of boots, packs and small equipment
- The Dleskovec Plateau, a plateau in northern Slovenia
- The Vestibule of Hell, in Dante's Inferno
- Articulated bus
- The jet bridge, a connector from an airport gate to an airplane, allowing passengers to board and disembark
- The Corridor connection between two railway passenger coaches
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