American cockroach

noun
Amer·​i·​can cockroach | \ ə-ˈmer-i-kən- How to pronounce American cockroach (audio) \

Medical Definition of American cockroach

: 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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