Vestibule

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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".

Anatomy[edit]

In general, vestibule is a small space or cavity at the beginning of a canal.

  • The vulval vestibule is a part of the vulva between the labia minora into which the urinary meatus (urethral opening) and the vaginal opening open
  • 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 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

Architecture[edit]

Related:

  • a covered section between the outer opening and inner opening of a tent, typically used for the storage of boots, packs and small equipment

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