maw-gut

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mawe gutte = “gut of the stomach cavity”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maw-gut ‎(plural maw-guts)

  1. (obsolete) duodenum
    • 1720: Edward Phillips (author) and John Kerſey (editor), The New World of Words : or, Univerſal Engliſh Dictionary, PU–PY (7th edition):
      Pylorus, the Keeper of a Gate, a Porter. In Anatomy, the lower Orifice or Mouth of the Stomach, by which the Meat is let into the Entrails, the Maw-gut : It is alſo call’d Janitor in Latin.