mesenteron


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mes·en·ter·on

 (mĕz-ĕn′tə-rŏn′, mĕs-)
n.
See midgut.

mes·en′ter·on′ic adj.

mesenteron

(mɛsˈɛntəˌrɒn)
n, pl -tera (-tərə)
(Zoology) a former name for midgut1
mesˌenterˈonic adj

mid•gut

(ˈmɪdˌgʌt)

n.
1.
a. the middle portion of the vertebrate alimentary canal, posterior to the stomach or gizzard and extending to the cecum; small intestine.
b. the anterior portion of the arthropod colon.
2. the middle part of the embryonic alimentary canal, from which the intestines develop.
Compare foregut, hindgut.
[1870–75]
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