Words nearby formic
Origin of formic
Examples from the Web for formic
Formic acid was supposed to be an oxide of formyl; and chloroform, the terchloride of formyl.
Sodium amalgam converts it into formic acid; whilst with alcohol it yields the normal carbonic ester.
The formic acid that the ants secrete had partly paralyzed it and made defence impossible.Bert Wilson at the Wheel|J. W. Duffield
Ants stank of formic acid plus the musky odor of their particular city.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
Formic acid has the additional advantage of making the liquor antiseptic.Leather|K. J. Adcock