- 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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Figure 4M passes through the region where both the allantois and the Wolffian ducts open into the hindgut.
There is, however, not the slightest indication of a tail-fold, so that there is no inclosed hindgut at all.
No sign of a tail fold being present, there is, of course, no real hindgut.
The region of the hindgut, at this stage, is about one-fifth of the entire length of the embryo.
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