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fore·gut

 (fôr′gŭt′)
n.
1. The anterior part of the embryonic digestive tract of a vertebrate from which the pharynx, lungs, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, and duodenum develop.
2. The first part of the digestive tract of an arthropod or annelid, which includes the buccal cavity, esophagus, crop, and gizzard.

foregut

(ˈfɔːˌɡʌt)
n
1. (Zoology) the anterior part of the digestive tract of vertebrates, between the buccal cavity and the bile duct
2. (Zoology) the anterior part of the digestive tract of arthropods

fore•gut

(ˈfɔrˌgʌt, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1.
a. the first portion of the vertebrate alimentary canal extending from the pharynx to the end of the stomach.
b. the first portion of the alimentary canal in arthropods and annelids.
2. the upper portion of the embryonic vertebrate alimentary canal from which the pharynx, esophagus, lungs, stomach, duodenum, liver, and pancreas develop.
Compare hindgut, midgut.
[1885]
Translations

fore·gut

n. intestino anterior, porción cefálica del tubo digestivo primitivo en el embrión.
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2] They originate from neuroendocrine cells, and can be divided into different embryological sites of origin: tumours of the fore-gut, the mid-gut and hind-gut.
The flies collected from the endemic areas were dissected and the promastigotes were collected from salivary glands and fore-gut.
The fore-gut is comprised of a stomach and small intestine that digests the more soluble proteins and sugars along with starches through an enzymatic process similar to that of humans.