formicine

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adjective

for·​mi·​cine
-ˌsīn,
-sə̇n
1
: of, relating to, or resembling an ant
2
[New Latin Formicinae group of ants, from Latin, feminine plural of formicinus] : belonging to a group of ants that resemble and are closely related to those of the genus Formica

formicine

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noun

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plural -s
: a formicine ant

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin formicinus, from formica ant + -inus -ine

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“Formicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formicine. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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