flesh fly

noun

Definition of flesh fly

  1. :  a dipteran fly whose maggots feed on flesh; especially :  any of a family (Sarcophagidae) of flies some of which cause myiasis

First Known Use of flesh fly

14th century


Medical Dictionary

flesh fly

noun

Medical Definition of flesh fly

  1. :  a dipteran fly whose maggots feed on flesh; especially :  any of the family Sarcophagidae of flies some of which cause myiasis


Learn More about flesh fly


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up flesh fly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!