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1. Of or relating to ants.
2. Of, derived from, or containing formic acid.
[From Latin formīca, ant.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or derived from ants
2. (Chemistry) of, containing, or derived from formic acid
[C18: from Latin formīca ant; the acid occurs naturally in ants]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. of or pertaining to ants.
2. of or derived from formic acid.
[1785–95; irreg. < Latin formīca ant. compare French formique]
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|Adj.||1.||formic - of or relating to or derived from ants|
|2.||formic - of or containing or derived from formic acid|
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