vestibule

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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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On Intraoral examination diffuse swelling was seen in relation to 34, 35, 36, 37 region obliterating the buccal vestibule extending antero-posteriorlly from mesial surface of 33 to distal surface of 37 and superior-inferiorly from cervical region of 34 to vestibule.
2) Such malignancies have been reported in the salivary glands, gingiva, floor of the mouth, palate, buccal vestibule, and bone of the maxilla and mandible.
In all patients, there was a remarkable reduction in the depth of the buccal vestibule.