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The anionic univalent CHO2 group derived from formic acid, or a compound containing this group.
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(Chemistry) any salt or ester of formic acid containing the ion HCOO– or the group HCOO–
[C19: from form(ic) + -ate1]
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a salt or ester of formic acid.
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