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(Science: zoology) A cockroach.

1. (Science: zoology) A European fresh water fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus rutilus). It is silver-white, with a greenish back. An American chub (Semotilus bullaris); the fallfish.

The redfin, or shiner.

2. A convex curve or arch cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing, or to secure a better fit. As sound as a roach [roach perhaps being a corruption of a F. Roche a rock], perfectly sound.

Origin: OE. Rroche; cf. AS. Reohha, D. Rog, roch, G. Roche, LG. Ruche, Dan. Rokke ray, Sw. Rocka, and E. Ray a fish.

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Re: What is this bug?

Doesn't look like an adult to me, but does look like a roach.

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by February Beetle
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this bug?
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I accidentally cut a cockroach's half part of the abdomen.

... Insects, unlike us dont need to have their hole body intact to function normaly. During my stuides i came to information that a decapitaded cockroach would die from starvation rather than the decapitation. Though i didnt try this. But they doesnt have much in their head to cause mass body function ...

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by Beetle
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: I accidentally cut a cockroach's half part of the abdomen.
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Rollie Pollie Awareness

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/18/ROACH.JPG/180px-ROACH.JPG Haha, so cute and pinkish 8)

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by hurly
Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Rollie Pollie Awareness
Replies: 11
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