foregut


fore·gut

noun \ˈfr-ˌgət\

Definition of FOREGUT

:  the anterior part of the alimentary canal of a vertebrate embryo that develops into the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and extreme anterior part of the intestine

First Known Use of FOREGUT

circa 1889

fore·gut

noun \-ˌgət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOREGUT

1
: the anterior part of the alimentary canal of a vertebrate embryo that develops into the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and extreme anterior part of the intestine
2
: the anterior part of the definitive alimentary canal of an invertebrate animal

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