Definition of Hindgut

1. Noun. The caudal part of the alimentary canal in vertebrate embryos.

Generic synonyms: Internal Organ, Viscus
Group relationships: Bowel, Gut, Intestine



Definition of Hindgut

1. n. The posterior part of the alimentary canal, including the rectum, and sometimes the large intestine also.

Definition of Hindgut

1. Noun. (anatomy) The caudal part of the alimentary canal of an embryo, including the colon and the rectum ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hindgut

1. the rear part of the alimentary canal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hindgut

1. The posterior part of the alimentary canal, including the rectum, and sometimes the large intestine also. Origin: Hind, a. + gut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hindgut

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hindgut (current term)
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Literary usage of Hindgut

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1. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1885)
"to form the ventral wall of the hindgut ; and it then forms a ... As the hindgut becomes folded in the allantois shifts its position, and forms (figs. ..."

2. The Elements of Embryology by Michael Foster, Francis Maitland Balfour (1883)
"As the hindgut becomes folded in the ... In this cavity it grows forwards till it reaches the front limit of the hindgut, ..."

3. Morphology of Invertebrate Types by Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch (1916)
"The alimentary canal of the grasshopper is clearly divided into three portions, the foregut, the midgut, and the hindgut. The foregut begins with the mouth ..."

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