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 ...
Sarcophaga
... is a genus of true flies, the type of the flesh-fly family (Sarcophagidae) ... species are Sarcophaga africa, Sarcophaga bercaea, the grey flesh-fly Sarcophaga bullata, Sarcophaga carnaria, Sarcophaga crassipalpis, the friendly fly ...
Satoru Kobayashi (director) - Life and Career - Flesh Market
... 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 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "flesh":

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

Famous quotes containing the word flesh:

    My Friend is not of some other race or family of men, but flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone. He is my real brother.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    our hands were
    flames
    stealing upon quickened flesh until
    no part of us but was
    sleek and
    on fire
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Our pleasance here is all vain glory,
    This false world is but transitory;
    The flesh is bruckle, the Fiend is slee:—
    Timor Mortis conturbat me.
    William Dunbar (c. 1465–c. 1530)