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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
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Origin of FORMIC ACID

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