hindgut

noun
hind·​gut | \ ˈhīn(d)-ˌgət How to pronounce hindgut (audio) \

Definition of hindgut

: the posterior part of the digestive tract also : intestine

First Known Use of hindgut

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Hindgut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hindgut. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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hindgut

noun
hind·​gut | \ -ˌgət How to pronounce hindgut (audio) \

Medical Definition of hindgut

: the posterior part of the embryonic digestive tract

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