肉 means 'meat'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 130    Frequency: 550   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 14    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 100 words   Used in 245 words   Used in 24 names   Component in 1 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    しし meat
When 肉 appears in this form as a component, we use the key meaning 'meat'. When it appears in its abbreviated form, , we use 'body part '
Radical 74, , also usually appears in kanji in exactly the same form as the abbreviated ('joining') form of 肉. To distinguish the two, in Kanshudo we use the character as the component when it represents 肉, and or when it represents moon.
Learn about the pleasures of the flesh with the radical that pops up inside 20 Jōyō kanji for body parts, from (954: brain) to (2100: knee, lap). Okay, not quite head to toe, but close!
⿵   inside   man  
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 month; moon  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 肉 is used 9 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 肉 is used 226 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ニク : 216 words FIND ALL
1. flesh
2. meat
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ニク (read as にっ) : 6 words FIND ALL
Japanese cinnamon (Cinnamomum japonicum)  (often written with kana only)
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しし : 2 words FIND ALL
expression, 'ru' godan verb
to slim down; to lose weight  (see also: 肉が落ちる)
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しし (read as じし) : 2 words FIND ALL
corpulent; fat; chubby
Henshall: 209 (originally: 365)  Joy o' Kanji : 365  Key to Kanji: 833 

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ニク   meat
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ナイ   ダイ   うち inside   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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