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hindgut

[hahynd-guht] /ˈhaɪndˌgʌt/
noun
1.
Zoology.
  1. 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.
  2. 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
1875-1880
1875-80; hind1 + gut
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  • Increased hindgut fermentation with its increases in gas and acid production will change the consistency and appearance of manure.
British Dictionary definitions for hindgut

hindgut

/ˈhaɪndˌɡʌt/
noun
1.
the part of the vertebrate digestive tract comprising the colon and rectum
2.
the posterior part of the digestive tract of arthropods
See also foregut, midgut
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hindgut in Medicine

hindgut hind·gut (hīnd'gŭt')
n.

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

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

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