formic acid

noun for·mic acid \ ˈfȯr-mik- \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of formic acid

irregular from Latin formica ant — more at pismire


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formic acid

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: 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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