Definition of Formic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or derived from ants.

Partainyms: Ant

2. Adjective. Of or containing or derived from formic acid.
Partainyms: Formic Acid

Definition of Formic

1. a. Pertaining to, or derived from, ants; as, formic acid; in an extended sense, pertaining to, or derived from, formic acid; as, formic ether.

Definition of Formic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to ants. ¹

2. Adjective. (organic chemistry) Of, pertaining to or derived from formic acid (or from methane). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Formic

1. pertaining to ants [adj] - See also: ants

Medical Definition of Formic

1. Pertaining to, or derived from, ants; as, formic acid; in an extended sense, pertaining to, or derived from, formic acid; as, formic ether. Amido formic acid, carbamic acid. Formic acid, a colourless, mobile liquid, HCO.OH, of a sharp, acid taste, occurring naturally in ants, nettles, pine needles, etc, and produced artifically in many ways, as by the oxidation of methyl alcohol, by the reduction of carbonic acid or the destructive distillation of oxalic acid. It is the first member of the fatty acids in the paraffin series, and is homologous with acetic acid. Origin: L. Formica an ant: cf. F. Formique. Source: Websters Dictionary (20 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formic

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formeret
formerets
formerly
formers
formes
formestane
formeth
formfeed
formfeeds
formfilling
formfitting
formful
formiate
formiates
formic (current term)
formic acid
formic aldehyde
formica
formicaite
formican
formicaria
formicarian
formicaries
formicarium
formicaroid
formicary
formicas
formicate
formicated

Literary usage of Formic

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1. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"If formic acid or an alkali formate is heated with mercuric chloride, MERCUROUS CHLORIDE precipitates before the liquid has reached the boiling-point. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Jour., 1907, vi, 487) have employed formic acid in 412 patients during 1906 at the ... If this diminution of the paralysis is really due to the formic acid, ..."

3. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1901)
"232 grms. with the bath at Goto 65° gave i '95 grms. formic aldehyde, but no acetic ... The determinations of formic aldehyde which follow were made by the ..."

4. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1853)
"A mixture of equal parts of highly rectified spirit and concentrated formic acid, distilled after several days' digestion, yields a distillate from which ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"formic acid.—We have discussed the germi- cidal action of acids ... formic acid has this power to a considerable extent, and is a strong antiseptic. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"formic acid.—We have discussed the germicida! action of acids generally ... formic acid has this power to a considerable extent, and is a strong antiseptic. ..."

7. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"When mercuric oxide is dissolved in cold aqueous formic acid, containing 10 per cent, of the acid (СН'Ю4), and a gentle heat applied, the solution suddenly ..."

8. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Impurities in Acetic Acid The more important impurities that are looked for in commercial acetic acid are formic acid, furfurol, acetone, sulphuric acid, ..."

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