Definition of Formica

1. Noun. Any of various plastic laminates containing melamine.

Generic synonyms: Plastic Laminate
Language type: Trademark



2. Noun. Type genus of the Formicidae.
Exact synonyms: Genus Formica
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Formicidae, Formicidae
Member holonyms: Formica Rufa, Wood Ant, Formica Fusca, Formica Sanguinea, Sanguinary Ant

Definition of Formica

1. n. A Linnæan genus of hymenopterous insects, including the common ants. See Ant.

Definition of Formica

1. Proper noun. a brand of plastic laminate material ¹

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Definition of Formica

1. any of various laminated products used especially for surface finish -- a trademark [n -S]

Medical Definition of Formica

1. A Linnaean genus of hymenopterous insects, including the common ants. See: ant. Origin: L, an ant. (30 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formica

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formiate
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formic
formic acid
formic aldehyde
formica (current term)
formicaite
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formicated
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Literary usage of Formica

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1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1915)
"One of smallest pores from tibia of female of formica. Fig. 8. ... 2 on front wing of female of formica. Fig. 10.—Two pores from group No. ..."

2. Ants and Their Ways by William Farren White (1895)
"The slave-makers—How formica sanguinea may be distinguished from formica rufa—The author's visits to Shirley Common in search of the formica ..."

3. The Sportsman's Dictionary: Or, The Country Gentleman's Companion, in All ...Sports (1735)
"formica, is a ... the very place where the formica grows, twice a day ; but touch not her eyes nor nares, continue to do thus ... formica is alfo a ..."

4. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1876)
"... for a blister ou face, ibid.; 23, N. Koller took tincture of formica ... 24, EW Berridge, effects of bite of "formica rufa" (Australian black ant), ..."

5. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1896)
"Workers of Tapinoma sessile Say and formica fusca Linn. var. ... formica pallide-fulva Latr. have associated with them Lasius niger Linn., L. niger Linn. ..."

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