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Cockroaches vs Centipede - What's the difference?

cockroaches | centipede |

As nouns the difference between cockroaches and centipede

is that cockroaches is while centipede is (lb).

As an adjective centipede is

having a hundred feet.




  • centipede


    (wikipedia centipede) (Chilopoda)


    (en noun)
  • Any arthropod of class Chilopoda, which have a segmented body with one pair of legs per segment and from about 20 to 300 legs in total.
  • * 1993 , Gordon M. Nishida, JoAnn M. Tenorio, What Bit Me?: Identifying Hawai'i's Stinging and Biting Insects and Their Kin , page 29,
  • Centipedes differ from millipedes by having a single pair of legs on each body segment.
  • * 2008 , Thom Holmes, March Onto Land: The Silurian Period to the Middle Triassic Epoch , page 58,
  • The existence of millipedes, centipedes , insects, and spiders along-side the first tetrapods sustained a robust ecosystem in which most animals were predators or scavengers.
  • * 2011 , Alan Gunn, Essential Forensic Biology , 2nd Edition, unnumbered page,
  • All centipedes (Chilopoda) and spiders (Aranea) are predatory and although they are often found on corpses their impact on the other fauna is not known.


    * (any species of class Chilopoda) chilopod

    See also

    * millipede * myriapod ----