- 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.
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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 Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington
The region of the hindgut, at this stage, is about one-fifth of the entire length of the embryo.
Figure 4M passes through the region where both the allantois and the Wolffian ducts open into the hindgut.
The hindgut is that portion of the intestine from the stomach to the end of the body.Insects and Diseases|Rennie W. Doane