Meaning of hindgut
Pronunciation: (hīnd'gut"), [key]
- 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.
- the posterior part of the embryonic alimentary canal from which the colon and rectum develop. Cf. foregut, midgut.
- hindgut (Thesaurus)