formic

[ fawr-mik ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to ants.

  2. Chemistry. of or derived from formic acid.

Origin of formic

1
1785–95; irregular <Latin formīca ant. Cf. French formique

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formic

/ (ˈfɔːmɪk) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or derived from ants

  2. of, containing, or derived from formic acid

Origin of formic

1
C18: from Latin formīca ant; the acid occurs naturally in ants

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