hindgut

noun
hind·​gut | \ˈhīn(d)-ˌgət \

Definition of hindgut 

: the posterior part of the digestive tract also : intestine

First Known Use of hindgut

1878, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hindgut

Statistics for hindgut

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for hindgut

The first known use of hindgut was in 1878

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for hindgut

hindgut

noun
hind·​gut | \-ˌgət \

Medical Definition of hindgut 

: the posterior part of the embryonic digestive tract

More from Merriam-Webster on hindgut

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about hindgut

Comments on hindgut

What made you want to look up hindgut? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!