formic

[ fawr-mik ]
/ ˈfɔr mɪk /

adjective

of or relating to ants.
Chemistry. of or derived from formic acid.

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Origin of formic

1785–95; irregular <Latin formīca ant. Cf. French formique
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British Dictionary definitions for formic

formic
/ (ˈfɔːmɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or derived from ants
of, containing, or derived from formic acid

Word Origin for formic

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