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midgut

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noun mid·gut \ˈmid-ˌgət\

Definition of midgut

  1. :  the middle part of an alimentary canal



1875

First Known Use of midgut

1875


Medical Dictionary

midgut

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noun mid·gut \ˈmid-ˌgət\

Medical Definition of midgut

  1. 1:  the middle part of the alimentary canal of a vertebrate embryo that in humans gives rise to the more distal part of the duodenum and to the jejunum, ileum, cecum and appendix, ascending colon, and much of the transverse colon

  2. 2:  the mesodermal intermediate part of the intestine of an invertebrate animal




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "midgut" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "midgut"


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