flesh fly


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flesh fly

n.
Any of various flies of the family Sarcophagidae whose larvae are parasitic in animal tissue or feed on carrion.

flesh fly

n
(Animals) any dipterous fly of the genus Sarcophaga, esp S. carnaria, whose larvae feed on carrion or the tissues of living animals: family Calliphoridae

flesh′ fly`


n.
any fly of the family Sarcophagidae, comprising species that deposit their eggs or larvae in the flesh of animals.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flesh fly - fly whose larvae feed on carrion or the flesh of living animals
fly - two-winged insects characterized by active flight
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