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vestibule

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

An anteroom or small foyer leading into a larger space.
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The lesions were produced by self-biting of buccal vestibule and nail-scratching of gingival tissue.
On intraoral examination, a solitary well-defined unilateral ovoid swelling was seen on the upper right buccal vestibule extending anteriorly from upper right front tooth region, posteriorly to upper right back tooth region measuring about 4 cm x 3 cm and not crossing the midline.
In all patients, there was a remarkable reduction in the depth of the buccal vestibule.
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.
There was no obliteration of the buccal vestibule in spite of the presence of extraoral swelling (Figure 2).
Intraorally a solitary growth, measuring about 3x4 cms was present involving the lower buccal vestibule and the attached gingiva in the region of 34 to 37 (Fig 2), extending up to the occlusal level of 24-27.0n palpation, the growth was soft to firm in consistency and non-tender.