foregut

noun fore·gut \ ˈfȯr-ˌgət \

Definition of foregut

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

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1875

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foregut

noun fore·gut \ -ˌgət \

medical Definition of foregut

1 : the anterior part of the digestive tract 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 digestive tract of an invertebrate animal

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