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Which is the cutting organ in the mouth parts of cockroach?




Maxillary palp






  • There are five mouthparts in cockroaches. The parts are labrum, mandibles, maxillae, labium, and hypopharynx.
  • The mandibles are hard structures. These are triangular shaped structures. They are placed below the labrum and are present on both the sides of the mouth. 
  • They have pointed teeth-like structures that helps in cutting the food. 
Thus, the correct answer is option C. 

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