What is flesh?

  • (noun): The soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Flesh

In vertebrate animals, flesh is the colloquial term for biological tissue which consists of skeletal muscles and fat as opposed to bones, viscera and integuments. Flesh may be used as food, in which case it commonly is called meat.

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Sarcophaga Haemorrhoidalis - Description
... Sarcophagidae is the dipteran family commonly known as flesh flies, comprising approximately 2000 species ... Flesh flies are attracted to anything rotting, including feces ... Flesh flies appear to prefer sunlight over shaded conditions ...
Sarcophaga
... Sarcophaga is a genus of true flies, the type of the flesh-fly family (Sarcophagidae) ... Sarcophaga africa, Sarcophaga bercaea, the grey flesh-fly Sarcophaga bullata, Sarcophaga carnaria, Sarcophaga crassipalpis, the friendly fly Sarcophaga aldrichi and the red-tailed flesh-fly ...
Sarcophaga Haemorrhoidalis - Life Cycle
... Flesh flies are strongly attracted to carrion or dry flesh ... The female has a strong desire to lay larvae on the flesh and have even been noted to larviposit on the sleeve of a garment that has been previously soiled with blood ...
Satoru Kobayashi (director) - Life and Career - Flesh Market
... the director's chair, Kobayashi wrote and directed the independent sex-film Flesh Market (1962) ... Flesh Market was the first Japanese film to show breasts on screen ... Flesh Market was an independent and underground film, and played only in "Adult" theaters ...
Southern Bluefin Tuna - Flesh
... It has medium flavoured flesh and is regarded by both Japanese and Western chefs as the best raw fish to eat in the world ...

More definitions of "flesh":

  • (noun): A soft moist part of a fruit.
    Synonyms: pulp

Famous quotes containing the word flesh:

    The broad-backed hippopotamus
    Rests on his belly in the mud;
    Although he seems so firm to us
    He is merely flesh and blood.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Am I not father, too, and the ascending boy,
    The boy of woman and the wanton starer
    Marking the flesh and summer in the bay?
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    O that this too too solid flesh would melt,
    Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!
    Or that the Everlasting had not fixed
    His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)