Definition of Terms

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Definition of Terms

American cockroach- the American cockroach (Periplaneta Americana), also known as the waterbug or misidentified as the palmetto bug is the largest species of common cockroach, and often considered as pest.

Breed- to produce offspring by hatching or gestation.

Chitin- is a long chain polymer of N-acetylglucosamine, a derivative of glucose, and is found in many places throughout the natural world.

Laboratory- is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. The title of laboratory is also used for certain other facilities where the processes or equipment used are similar to those in scientific laboratory.

Molder- to crumble to dust; disintegrate.

Neutral carbohydrate Mixture- mixtures that are used for extraction.

Plastic- is any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are moldable. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass. But they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural.

Sulfuric acid- chemical used for extraction.

Syringe- is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that fits tightly in a tube. The plunger can be pulled and pushed along sinside a cylindrical tube (called a barrel), allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of thje tube.

Radiation- the major cause of gene mutations.

Terrarium- is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research. Often, a portion of the ecosystem for a particular species is simulated on a smaller scale, which controls for environmental conditions.
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