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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mes-en'ter-on

Definition: The midportion of the insect alimentary canal and site of digestion; the mesenteron may possess anterior fingerlike projections, the gastric ceca, and a tubular anterior midgut, followed posteriorly by the saccular ventriculus, or stomach.

[mes- + G. enteron, intestine]

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