formic

Definitions

  • (adjective): Of or relating to ants.
  • (adjective): Of, derived from, or containing formic acid.

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Wordnet definitions

  • (adjective): of or containing or derived from formic acid
  • (adjective): of or relating to or derived from ants

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Formic is an adjective describing ants, from the Latin formica.
Formic may also refer to:

Formic acid, a chemical compound secreted by ants for defense
The Formics, or Buggers, an alien species in the Ender's Game novel series by Orson Scott Card

Example Sentences

  • The California Highway Patrol indicates that the tanker was carrying a corrosive material known as formic acid.

  • The ERC process, "the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide," combines captured carbon dioxide with water to produce high value materials, such as formic acid and formate salts, which are conventionally obtained from the thermochemical processing of Fossil Fuels.

  • The ERC process, "the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide", combines captured carbon dioxide with water to produce high value materials, such as formic acid and formate salts, which are conventionally obtained from the thermochemical processing of fossil Fuels.

  • The ERC process, 'the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide', combines captured carbon dioxide with water to produce high value materials, such as formic acid and formate salts, which are conventionally obtained from the thermochemical processing of Fossil Fuels.

  • These ants first blind them by spraying formic acid on their eyes.

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