formic


formic
1. Pertaining to f. acid. 2. Relating to ants. [L. formica, ant]

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for·mic 'fȯr-mik adj derived from formic acid

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  • formic — FÓRMIC, Ă, formici, ce, adj. (În sintagmele) Acid formic = acid organic corosiv, lichid, incolor, volatil, care se găseşte în corpul furnicilor roşii, în frunzele de urzică etc. şi care se prepară şi pe cale chimică, având întrebuinţări în… …   Dicționar Român

  • Formic — For mic, a. [L. formica an ant: cf. F. formique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ants; as, formic acid; in an extended sense, pertaining to, or derived from, formic acid; as, formic ether. [1913 Webster] {Amido formic acid}, carbamic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Formic — * Formic is an adjective describing ants. * Formic acid is a type of chemical secreted by ants. * The Formics, most commonly known as the buggers, are an alien species in Orson Scott Card s science fiction Ender s Game series …   Wikipedia

  • formic — (adj.) 1791 (in formic acid), coined from L. formica ant (see FORMICA (Cf. Formica) (2)). The acid apparently first was noticed by Samuel Fisher and John Wray in 1670; it was first obtained in a fairly pure form in 1749 by German chemist Andreas… …   Etymology dictionary

  • formic — [fôr′mik] adj. [< L formica, an ant < IE * morm , var. of morwi > OIr moirb, ON maurr, ant: see PISMIRE] 1. of ants 2. designating or of a colorless acid, HCOOH, that is extremely irritating to the skin: it is found in living organisms,… …   English World dictionary

  • formic — adjective 1. of or relating to or derived from ants • Pertains to noun: ↑ant 2. of or containing or derived from formic acid • Pertains to noun: ↑formic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • formic — /fawr mik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to ants. 2. Chem. of or derived from formic acid. [1785 95; irreg. < L formica ant. Cf. F formique] * * * …   Universalium

  • formic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to ants b) Of, pertaining to or derived from formic acid (or from methane) …   Wiktionary

  • formic — adj. pertaining to ants; (Chemistry) of formic acid (acid formerly obtained from ants) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • formic — for•mic [[t]ˈfɔr mɪk[/t]] adj. 1) ent of or pertaining to ants 2) chem. of or derived from formic acid • Etymology: 1785–95; irreg. < L formīca ant. Cf. F formique …   From formal English to slang