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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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 ...
Satoru Kobayashi (director) - Life and Career - Flesh Market
... After a year out of 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 ...
Sarcophaga
... Sarcophaga is a genus of true flies, the type of the flesh-fly family (Sarcophagidae) ... are Sarcophaga africa, Sarcophaga bercaea, the grey flesh-fly Sarcophaga bullata, Sarcophaga carnaria, Sarcophaga crassipalpis, the friendly fly Sarcophaga aldrichi and the red-tailed ...
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 Haemorrhoidalis - Life Cycle
... Flesh flies are strongly attracted to carrion or dry flesh ... 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 ...

More definitions of "flesh":

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

Famous quotes containing the word flesh:

    What is the flesh and blood compounded of
    But a few moments in the life of time?
    This prowling of the cells, litigious love,
    Wears the long claw of flesh-arguing crime.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Sixteen. Her breasts
    round, round, and
    dark-nippled
    who now these two months long
    is bones and tatters of flesh in earth.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Heat, ma’am! It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.
    Sydney Smith (1771–1845)