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formic acid

noun for·mic acid \ˈfr-mik-\

Definition of FORMIC ACID

:  a colorless pungent fuming vesicant liquid acid CH2O2 found especially in ants and in many plants and used chiefly in dyeing and finishing textiles

Origin of FORMIC ACID

irregular from Latin formica ant — more at pismire
First Known Use: 1790

formic acid

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Medical Definition of FORMIC ACID

:  a colorless pungent fuming vesicant liquid acid CH2O2 found especially in ants and in many plants and used chiefly in dyeing and finishing textiles

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