Hindgut

The hindgut (or epigaster) is the posterior (caudal) part of the alimentary canal. In mammals, it includes the distal one third of the transverse colon and the splenic flexure, the descending colon, sigmoid colon and up to the ano-rectal junction. In zoology, the term hindgut refers also to the cecum and ascending colon.

Hindgut
Profile view of a human embryo estimated at twenty or twenty-one days old. (Hindgut labeled at lower left.)
Primitive kidney and bladder, from a reconstruction. (Hindgut labeled at upper right.)
Details
Carnegie stage10
PrecursorMesenchyme
Identifiers
Latinmetenteron
TEE5.4.9.0.2.0.1
FMA45618
Anatomical terminology

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