midgut definition

  • noun:
    • the center part of the digestive tract in a vertebrate embryo from where the ileum, jejunum, and portions of this duodenum and colon develop. Also referred to as mesenteron.
    • The middle portion of the digestive tract of specific invertebrates, such as for example arthropods, lined with an enzyme-secreting tissue and offering as main website of food digestion and consumption.
    • The main cycle associated with the alimentary canal of an embryo involving the foregut and also the hindgut
    • The middle an element of the alimentary canal from the stomach, or entry of the bile duct, to, or including, the big bowel.
    • See gut and mesogaster.

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