formic

[fawr-mik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to ants.
2.
Chemistry. of or derived from formic acid.

Origin:
1785–95; irregular < Latin formīca ant. Cf. French formique

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formic (ˈfɔːmɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or derived from ants
2.  of, containing, or derived from formic acid
 
[C18: from Latin formīca ant; the acid occurs naturally in ants]

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