Formic Definition

Of ants.
Webster's New World
Designating or of a colorless acid, HCOOH, that is extremely irritating to the skin: it is found in living organisms, as ants, spiders, and nettles, and is prepared commercially for use in dyeing textiles, treating leather, preserving food, etc.
Webster's New World
Of, derived from, or containing formic acid.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Formic

  • From Latin formīca ant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin formica (“ant”).

    From Wiktionary

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