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vestibule

any small bodily cavity or space at the entrance to a passage or canal

Vestibule

An intermediate chamber or passage located between the entrance and interior of a building that serves as a shelter or transitional element from exterior to interior space.

vestibule

[′ves·tə‚byül]
(anatomy)
The central cavity of the bony labyrinth of the ear.
The parts of the membranous labyrinth within the cavity of the bony labyrinth.
The space between the labia minora.
(building construction)
A hall or chamber between the outer door and the interior, or rooms, of a building.

vestibule

An anteroom or small foyer leading into a larger space.
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I propose the following putative synapomorphies for Carvalhomiris: large genital capsule with cephalic, lateral margin strongly emarginate; strong brachypterism in both sexes; fight paramere clubbed, with apical margin serrate; vesica with a single, large, C-shaped spicule, with its base nearly reaching the cephalic end of the aedeagus; lateral infoldings of the sclerotized tings on the dorsal labiate plate with a posteriad acute process; and dorsal labiate plate with a cuplike depression projecting into the vestibulum.
Females distinguished from those of Hamatophylus guttulosus (Reuter, 1876) by the smaller size and more slender body shape as well as characters of the female genitalia, such as the straight and membranous vestibulum (Fig.
10): Dorsal labiate plate of bursa copulatrix broad and rather short, sclerotized rings small or medium-sized, set far apart from each other, vestibulum membranous, posterior margin of fold within bursa copulatrix weakly sclerotized, valvifers 1 weakly sclerotized, posterior wall membranous with roughly symmetrical, paired, elongate oval sclerites.
11): Posterior wall a simple sclerotized plate: sclerotized rings moderately infolded laterally with the lateral portion of the underlying dorsal labiate plate triangular plate: vestibulum relatively short and simple.