Formic definition

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Of or relating to ants.
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Of, derived from, or containing formic acid.
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Of ants.
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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.
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Of or relating to ants.
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Of, derived from, or containing formic acid.
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Of or pertaining to ants.
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(organic chemistry) Of, pertaining to or derived from formic acid (from methane).
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Origin of formic

  • From Latin formīca ant

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

  • From Latin formica (“ant”).

    From Wiktionary