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 anatomical name for the entrance to the vagina (it is the boundary between the external genitalia (vulva) and internal genitalia (vagina), where the Bartholin's glands are located).
* The nasal vestibule is the anatomical name for the nostrils. It is simply lined with an extension of skin epithelium. The nasal cavity on the other hand, is lined with respiratory epithelium.
* The vestibule of the ear refers to the central part of the labyrinth, as used in the vestibular system.
* The vestibule of the 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


"See: Vestibule (architecture)"
* a large entrance
* a lobby, entrance hall, or passage between the outer door and the interior of a building
* an enclosed area between two rail cars
* a reception area
* a footstool
* a toilet
* a bar-stool
* an antechamber
* an entry room
* a laundry shoot in an American apartment building
* 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.


* Vestibule (Texas band), a Christian worship/rock band in North and South Texas. [ [ Vestibule Worship ] ]
* Vestibule (Oxford band), a Rock/Post-rock band from Oxford, UK. []
* A song by They Might Be Giants
* Bennie Segal uses vestibule in a song called Resiviour Dogs.


* The Vestibules (formerly known as Radio Free Vestibule), a Canadian comedy troupe.
* Teh Vestibule, an IGN message board
* "Vestibulum (wasp)", a wasp genus


External links

* [ Vestibule (in Architecture)] Catholic Encyclopedia article

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  • vestibule — [ vɛstibyl ] n. m. • 1509; vestible 1350; it. vestibulo ou vestibolo, du lat. vestibulum 1 ♦ Pièce d entrée (d un édifice, d une maison, d un appartement). ⇒ antichambre, entrée, hall. « le vestibule de son petit appartement de célibataire »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vestibule — Ves ti*bule, n. [L. vestibulum, of uncertain origin: cf. F. vestibule.] The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall. [1913 Webster] {Vestibule of the ear}. (Anat.) See under {Ear}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vestibule — VESTIBULE. s. m. La piece du bastiment qui s offre la premiere à ceux qui entrent, & qui est un passage à toutes les autres. Un grand vestibule. un beau vestibule. il n entra pas dans la sale, il demeura dans le vestibule …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • vestibule — [ves′tə byo͞ol΄] n. [Fr < L vestibulum, entrance hall] 1. a small entrance hall or room, either to a building or to a larger room ☆ 2. the enclosed passage between passenger cars of a train, with doors for entrance or exit 3. Anat. Zool. any… …   English World dictionary

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  • vestibule — (n.) 1620s, a porch, later antechamber, lobby (1730), from Fr. vestible, from L. vestibulum forecourt, entrance, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

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  • vestibule — ► NOUN 1) an antechamber or hall just inside the outer door of a building. 2) Anatomy a chamber or channel opening into another. DERIVATIVES vestibular adjective ( Anatomy ). ORIGIN Latin vestibulum entrance court …   English terms dictionary

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