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ant

an insect: No one invited an ant to this picnic.
Not to be confused with:
aunt – a female relative: I invited my aunt to the wedding.
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ant

 (ănt)
n.
Any of numerous hymenopteran insects of the family Formicidae, characteristically having wings only in the males and fertile females and living in colonies that have a complex social organization.
Idiom:
ants in (one's) pants Slang
A state of restless impatience.

[Middle English amte, from Old English ǣmete.]
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ant

(ænt)
n
1. (Animals) any small social insect of the widely distributed hymenopterous family Formicidae, typically living in highly organized colonies of winged males, wingless sterile females (workers), and fertile females (queens), which are winged until after mating. See also army ant, fire ant, slave ant, wood ant
2. (Animals) white ant another name for a termite
3. have ants in one's pants slang to be restless or impatient
[Old English ǣmette; related to Old High German āmeiza, Old Norse meita; see emmet]
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ant

(ænt)

n.
any of numerous hymenopterous insects of the widespread family Formicidae, that live in highly organized colonies containing wingless female workers of various castes, a winged queen, and during the breeding season winged males.
Idioms:
have ants in one's pants, Slang. to be impatient or eager to act.
[before 1000; Old English ǣmette, c. Middle Low German āmete, ēm(e)te, Old High German āmeiza (ā- a-3 + a n. derivative of meizan to beat, cut). compare emmet, mite1]

ant-

var. of anti- before a vowel or h: antacid; anthelmintic.

-ant

a suffix joined to verbs, with the general sense “performing” or “a person or thing that performs” the action denoted by the verb; often in nouns denoting participants in a formalized activity (applicant; contestant; defendant) or denoting substances that bring about a desired result (coolant; deodorant; lubricant). See also -ent.
[< Latin -ant-, present participle s. of verbs in -āre; in many words < French -ant < Latin -ant-]

ant.

1. antenna.
2. antonym.

Ant.

Antarctica.
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ant

(ănt)
Any of various insects that live in large colonies composed of workers, soldiers, and a queen. Ants often tunnel in the ground or in wood. Only the males and the queen have wings. See also queen, soldier, worker.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ant - social insect living in organized coloniesant - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect - insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
Monomorium pharaonis, pharaoh ant, pharaoh's ant - small red ant of warm regions; a common household pest
little black ant, Monomorium minimum - tiny glossy black ant; nests outdoors but invades houses for food
army ant, driver ant, legionary ant - tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insects
carpenter ant - ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggs
fire ant - omnivorous ant of tropical and subtropical America that can inflict a painful sting
Formica rufa, wood ant - reddish-brown European ant typically living in anthills in woodlands
slave ant - any of various ants captured as larvae and enslaved by another species
slave-maker, slave-making ant - an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants
bulldog ant - any of the large fierce Australian ants of the genus Myrmecia
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ant

noun
Related words
adjective formic
habitation ant hill, formicary

Ants, bees, and wasps

Amazon ant, ant or (archaic or dialect) emmet, army ant or legionary ant, bee, bulldog ant or bull ant, bumblebee or humblebee, carpenter bee, cuckoo bee, digger wasp, driver ant, gall wasp, honeybee or hive bee, horntail or wood wasp, ichneumon fly or ichneumon wasp, killer bee, leafcutter ant, leafcutter bee, mason bee, mason wasp, mining bee, mud dauber, Pharaoh ant, ruby-tail wasp, sand wasp, slave ant, spider-hunting wasp, termite or white ant, velvet ant, wasp, wood ant, yellow jacket (U.S. & Canad.)
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Translations
نـَمْلةنَمْلَه
мравка
mravenec
myre
formiko
sipelgas
مورچه
muurahainen
mrav
hangya
semut
maur
アリ
개미
formica
skruzdėdaskruzdėlėskruzdėlynas
skudra
furnică
mravec
mravlja
myra
มด
мурашка
con kiếnkiến

ant

[ænt] Nhormiga f
to have ants in one's pantstener avispas en el culo
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ant

[ˈænt] nfourmi f
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ant

nAmeise f; to have ants in one’s pants (inf)Hummeln im Hintern haben (inf), → kein Sitzfleisch haben

ant

:
ant bear
n (Zool) → Ameisenbär m
ant bird, ant catcher
n (Zool) → Ameisenvogel m
ant colony
nAmeisenstaat m
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ant

[ænt] nformica
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ant

(ӕnt) noun
a type of small insect, related to bees, wasps etc, thought of as hard-working.
ˈant-eater noun
any of several toothless animals with long snouts, that feed on ants.
ˈant-hill noun
a mound of earth built as a nest by ants.
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ant

نـَمْلة mravenec myre Ameise μυρμήγκι hormiga muurahainen fourmi mrav formica アリ 개미 mier maur mrówka formiga муравей myra มด karınca con kiến 蚂蚁
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ant

n. hormiga.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ant

n hormiga
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SLC25A4 (Solute carrier family 25 member 4) or ANT1 (Adenine nucleotide translocator 1) functions as a gated pore that translocates ADP and ATP between cytoplasm and mitochondria, regulating the intracellular energetic balance.
At the level of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (Figure 2(d)), rat and beta cells expressed grossly similar amounts of complex IV (COX5A, COX5B, and COX4I1) and V (SLC25A5, SLC25A4; see also Figure 2(d)) subunits, but complex I (NDUFV2, NDUFS1), II (ETFB, ETFA), and III (CYCS, UQCRC2, UQCRC1) subunits were more abundant in rat beta cells.
Sequencing of the POLG, SLC25A4 [solute carrier family 25 (mitochondrial carrier; adenine nucleotide translocator), member 4], C10orf2, SUCLG1, and SUCLA2 genes identified no deleterious mutations.