formic acid

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formic acid

n.
A colorless caustic fuming liquid, CH2O2, used in dyeing and finishing textiles and paper and in manufacturing fumigants, insecticides, and refrigerants.

[From its natural occurrence in ants.]

formic acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless corrosive liquid carboxylic acid found in some insects, esp ants, and many plants: used in dyeing textiles and the manufacture of insecticides and refrigerants. Formula: HCOOH. Systematic name: methanoic acid

for′mic ac′id


n.
a colorless, irritating, fuming liquid, CH2O2, orig. obtained from ants and now made synthetically, used in dyeing and tanning and as a counterirritant and astringent.
[1785–95]

for·mic acid

(fôr′mĭk)
A colorless, caustic, fuming liquid, CH2O2, that occurs naturally as the poison of ants and stinging nettles. It is used in making textiles and paper and in insecticides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.formic acid - a colorless pungent fuming vesicatory liquid acid HCOOH found naturally in ants and many plants or made catalytically from carbon monoxide and steam; used in finishing textiles and paper and in the manufacture of insecticides and fumigants
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
Translations
metaanihappomuurahaishappo
蟻酸
maursyre
myrsyra
formik asit

formic acid

[ˌfɔːmɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m fórmico

formic acid