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hindgut

[′hīn‚gət]
(embryology)
The caudal portion of the embryonic digestive tube in vertebrates.
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Species that develop in the mid-gut and hind-gut are in the Vianna genus (Bittencourt and Barrel.
Manatees are hind-gut digesters," notes the scientist.
His analysis demonstrates that among euryhaline mosquitoes an osmoconformer strategy has evolved at least twice and an osmoregulatory strategy, complete with novel salt-secreting organs in the hind-gut, has evolved at least three times.