American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The caudal portion of the embryonic alimentary canal in vertebrates.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See gut.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The posterior part of the alimentary canal, including the rectum, and sometimes the large intestine also.
- n. the caudal part of the alimentary canal in vertebrate embryos
“In other animals known as hindgut fermenters, including humans - in which food is fermented after going through their stomachs - methane is sometimes released through flatulence, a fact that, Mr. Klieve said, has led to misunderstanding about his work”
“The outer layer, or epidermis, appears in green; the blue branches along the top are part of a network of air-carrying tubes called the tracheal system; and the posterior intestine, or hindgut, is seen as two distinct curved green lines.”
“Unlike the western lowland gorilla, which subsists on a leafy diet, we don't have a large hindgut where huge colonies of bacteria can ferment carbohydrates to produce short chain fatty acids that can then be absorbed by the body to be used for energy.”
“Digestion occurs in the midgut and waste is passed out of the hindgut.”
“The parasite develops and multiplies within the bug's hindgut, and, in its infective stage, passes out with the excrement.”
“The region of the hindgut, at this stage, is about one-fifth of the entire length of the embryo.”
“The allantois is cut near its opening into the hindgut; its walls are thin, the epithelium consisting of but a single layer of more or less flattened cells.”
“There is, however, not the slightest indication of a tail-fold, so that there is no inclosed hindgut at all.”
“In the region of the posterior appendages, _pa_, the section passes through the hindgut, _hg_, and allantois, _al_.”
“The section that cut this embryo in the posterior region of the stomach also passed through the hindgut in the region of the posterior appendages, figure 5G.”
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