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For other uses, see Flesh (disambiguation).

With regard to biology, flesh is the soft substance of a human or other animal body that consists of muscle and fat; for vertebrates, this especially includes muscle tissue (skeletal muscle), as opposed to bones and viscera.[1] Flesh may be used as food, in which case it is commonly called meat.


  1. ^ "Flesh". dictionary.reference.com. Retrieved 14 February 2013.