a seed may requires passage through the gut


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...Other seeds have evolved ways of getting around through the activities of an intermediary animal. This can happen in a number of different ways. For example, animals may devour the fruit containing seeds. In fact, a seed may require passage through the gut of the bird or animal before it can germinate. Sometimes a seed needs to be buried before it can germinate. This might happen when a hoarding animal such as a squirrel fails to return for its hidden meal...

Hello mates,
I think it can be a weird question (from my TOEFL Book again) and it totaly confused me. :confused: I have never heard and learnt something like this. I think gut means intestine here. If someone explains it, I'll be very pleased.

Thanks in advance.
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