Definition of Midgut

1. n. The middle part of the alimentary canal from the stomach, or entrance of the bile duct, to, or including, the large intestine.



Definition of Midgut

1. Noun. (anatomy) The central loop of the alimentary canal of an embryo between the foregut and the hindgut ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Midgut

1. the middle part of the embryonic digestive tract [n -S]

Medical Definition of Midgut

1. The middle part of the alimentary canal from the stomach, or entrance of the bile duct, to, or including, the large intestine. Origin: Mid, a. + gut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Midgut

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The increase in size of the ' midgut ' appears to be due not to an increase of the number, but to an increase of the size, ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"Langerhans has termed these the stomach, midgut and hindgut, ... Further on he says : - " The hindgut is smaller than the midgut; its anterior limit is ..."

3. The Origin of Vertebrates by Walter Holbrook Gaskell (1908)
"The hindgut is smaller than the midgut ; its anterior limit is marked by the termination of the spiral valve, which does not extend into this region. ..."

4. Protozoa and Disease by James Jackson Clarke (1903)
"The body cavity is then seen to contain in front the large crop,, followed in turn by the conical gizzard, the midgut, with seven or eight yellow tubes ..."

5. Morphology of Invertebrate Types by Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch (1916)
"The foregut is represented by a short oesophagus which runs slantingly upward and opens into the much wider midgut, slightly projecting into it. ..."

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