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Any of various flies of the family Sarcophagidae whose larvae are parasitic in animal tissue or feed on carrion.
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(Animals) any dipterous fly of the genus Sarcophaga, esp S. carnaria, whose larvae feed on carrion or the tissues of living animals: family Calliphoridae
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any fly of the family Sarcophagidae, comprising species that deposit their eggs or larvae in the flesh of animals.
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|Noun||1.||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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