hindgut

[hahynd-guht]
noun
1.
Zoology.
a.
the last portion of the vertebrate alimentary canal, between the cecum and the anus, involved mainly with water resorption and with the storage and elimination of food residue; the large intestine.
b.
the posterior colon of arthropods, composed of ectodermal, chitin-lined tissue.
2.
Embryology, Zoology. the posterior part of the embryonic alimentary canal from which the colon and rectum develop.
Compare foregut, midgut.


Origin:
1875–80; hind1 + gut

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hindgut
Collins
World English Dictionary
hindgut (ˈhaɪndˌɡʌt)
 
n
1.  the part of the vertebrate digestive tract comprising the colon and rectum
2.  the posterior part of the digestive tract of arthropods

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

hindgut hind·gut (hīnd'gŭt')
n.

  1. The large intestine, rectum, and anal canal.

  2. The caudal or terminal part of the embryonic gut.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Increased hindgut fermentation with its increases in gas and acid production will change the consistency and appearance of manure.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature