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is animal flesh that is used as food. Most often, this means the
skeletal muscle and associated fat, but it may also describe other
edible tissues such as organs, livers, skin, brains, bone marrow,
kidneys, or lungs.
The word meat is also used by the meat
packing industry in a more restrictive sense - the flesh of
mammalian species (pigs, cattle, etc.) raised and prepared for
human consumption, to the exclusion of fish and poultry.
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