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American cockroach

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noun Amer·i·can cockroach \ə-ˈmer-i-kən-\

Medical Definition of American cockroach

  1. :  a cockroach of the genus Periplaneta (P. americana) that is a common domestic pest infesting ships or buildings (as homes, warehouses, or bakeries) in the northern hemisphere




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