foregut

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foregut

 [for´gut]
the endodermal canal of the embryo cephalic to the junction of the yolk stalk, giving rise to the pharynx, lung, esophagus, stomach, liver, and most of the small intestine.

fore·gut

(fōr'gŭt),
The cephalic portion of the primordial digestive tube in the embryo. From its endoderm arises the epithelial lining of the pharynx, trachea, lungs, esophagus, and stomach, the first part and cranial half of the second part of the duodenum, and the parenchyma of the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
Synonym(s): headgut

foregut

(fôr′gŭt′)
n.
1. The anterior part of the embryonic digestive tract of a vertebrate from which the pharynx, lungs, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, and duodenum develop.
2. The first part of the digestive tract of an arthropod or annelid, which includes the buccal cavity, esophagus, crop, and gizzard.

fore·gut

(fōr'gŭt)
The cephalic endodermal portion of the primordial digestive tube in the embryo. From it arises the epithelial lining of the pharynx, trachea, lungs, esophagus, and stomach, the first part and cranial half of the second part of the duodenum, and the parenchyma of the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.