- the last portion of the vertebrate alimentary canal, between the cecum and the anus, involved mainly with water resorption and with the storage and elimination of food residue; the large intestine.
- the posterior colon of arthropods, composed of ectodermal, chitin-lined tissue.
- Embryology, Zoology. the posterior part of the embryonic alimentary canal from which the colon and rectum develop.
Origin of hindgut
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The hindgut is that portion of the intestine from the stomach to the end of the body.Insects and Diseases
Rennie W. Doane
Its hind-end elongates till it comes into connection with, and opens into, the cloacal section of the hindgut.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
In the Cyclostomata there is no differentiation between the mid- and hindgut.
The hindgut, separated from the preceding by a constriction, is very short and of large caliber.
Figure 4M passes through the region where both the allantois and the Wolffian ducts open into the hindgut.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator
Albert M. Reese
- the part of the vertebrate digestive tract comprising the colon and rectum
- the posterior part of the digestive tract of arthropods
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- The large intestine, rectum, and anal canal.
- The caudal or terminal part of the embryonic gut.
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