formic acid

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noun for·mic acid \ˈfȯr-mik-\

Definition of formic acid

  1. :  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 and Etymology of formic acid

irregular from Latin formica ant — more at pismire


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formic acid

noun for·mic acid

Medical Definition of formic acid

  1. :  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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