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midgut

Pronunciation: mid'gut

Definition:

  1. The central portion of the digestive tube; the distal duodenum, small intestine, and proximal colon.
  2. The portion of the embryonic gut between the foregut and the hindgut, which originally is open to the yolk sac.

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