Midgut Mid"gut`, n. [Mid, a. + gut.] (Anat.) The middle part of the alimentary canal from the stomach, or entrance of the bile duct, to, or including, the large intestine. [1913 Webster]

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  • midgut — noun Date: 1875 the middle part of an alimentary canal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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