Definition of foregut in English:


Syllabification: fore·gut
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌgət


Anatomy & Zoology
  • The anterior part of the gut, toward the mouth.
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    • From the mouth, the esophagus leads to the foregut and then intestine, where digestion and absorption occur.
    • Hemolymph flow rates to the mouthparts increased during feeding; perfusion of the foregut and hepatopancreas increased during digestion.
    • The trachea is unbranched, and is formed by the division of the foregut by a longitudinal septum into two tubes - the trachea and the esophagus.

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