The caudalmost subdivision of a digestive tract. [ ]

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim, developmental_classification

depicted by

editor note

Note we define this generically to include invertebrates (partly for consistency with GO), but the class may be split in future (vertebrates have some contribution from NC - We may explicitly make this a developmental class

external definition

the caudal portion of the primitive digestive tube of the embryo

external ontology notes

in FMA this class has no children. In MA it has a single child hindgut epithelium

has related synonym


homology notes

The bilaterian gut is typically a complete tube that opens to the exterior at both ends. It consists of mouth, foregut, midgut, hindgut, and anus (reference 1); Although all vertebrates have a digestive tract and accessory glands, various parts of this system are not necessarily homologous, analogous, or even present in all species. Therefore, broad comparisons can be best made under the listings of headgut, foregut, midgut, pancreas and biliary system, hindgut (reference 2).[well established][VHOG]