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, in the meaning defined above

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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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