formicine

adjective
for·mi·cine | \-ˌsīn, -sə̇n\

Definition of formicine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun
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plural -s

Definition of formicine (Entry 2 of 2)

: a formicine ant

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History and Etymology for formicine

Adjective

Latin formicinus, from formica ant + -inus -ine

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