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hindgut

 [hīnd´gut]
a pocket formed beneath the caudal portion of the developing embryo, which develops into the distal portion of the small intestine, the colon, and the rectum.

hind·gut

(hīnd'gŭt),
1. The caudal or terminal part of the embryonic gut.
2. Descending and sigmoid colon, rectum and superior two thirds of the anal canal.
Synonym(s): endgut

hindgut

/hind·gut/ (-gut) the embryonic structure from which the caudal intestine, chiefly the colon, is formed.

hindgut

(hīnd′gŭt′)
n.
The posterior portion of the digestive tract in vertebrates and certain invertebrates.

hindgut

[hīnd′gut]
Etymology: ME, hind + AS, guttas
the caudal portion of the embryonic alimentary canal. It is formed by the development of the tail fold and eventually gives rise to part of the small and large intestines, rectum, bladder, and urogenital ducts. Compare foregut, midgut. See also cloaca.

hind·gut

(hīnd'gŭt)
1. The caudal or terminal part of the embryonic gut.
2. The left part of transverse colon, descending and sigmoid colon, rectum, and superior part of anal canal.

hindgut

the caudal portion of the embryonic gut which develops into the colon and the rectum.