- the middle portion of the vertebrate alimentary canal, posterior to the stomach or gizzard and extending to the cecum, functioning in the digestion and absorption of food; the small intestine.
- the anterior portion of the arthropod colon, composed of endodermal tissue.
- Embryology. the middle part of the embryonic alimentary canal from which the intestines develop.
Origin of midgut
Examples from the Web for midgut
Historical Examples of midgut
The entrance of the hepatic duct separates fore- and midgut.
The midgut forms a simple loop with a descending and ascending limb closely bound together by mesenteric attachment.
In all forms in which the gland is found it is connected with the post-gastric intestine and marks the beginning of the midgut.
It is well developed in the selachians, forming a triangular body connected with the beginning of the midgut (Fig. 202).
Thus 191 ccal appendages are found surrounding the beginning of the midgut in Scomber scomber.
- the middle part of the digestive tract of vertebrates, including the small intestine
- the middle part of the digestive tract of arthropods
- The middle section of the digestive tract in a vertebrate embryo from which the ileum, jejunum, and portions of the duodenum and colon develop.mesenteron
- The middle portion of the digestive tract of certain invertebrates, such as arthropods, that is lined with an enzyme-secreting tissue and that serves as the main site of digestion and absorption.