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any fly of the family Sarcophagidae, comprising species that deposit their eggs or larvae in carrion or in the flesh of living 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 of various dipterous flies of the family Sarcophagidae whose larvae are parasitic in living animal tissue or feed on carrion.


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