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for·mic

(fōr'mik),
1. Pertaining to formic acid.
2. Relating to ants.
[L. formica, ant]

formic

(fôr′mĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to ants.
2. Of, derived from, or containing formic acid.

formic

adjective
(1) Referring to formic acid.
(2) Referring to ants (rarely used in the working medical parlance).

formic

(for′mĭk) [L. formica, ant]
Pert. to ants or to formic acid.
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Endless simulations sort the wheat from the chaff, hoping to identify one child capable of leading the resistance when the Formics return.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The virtual and eventually "real'' space battles between Ender and his fellows and the Formics show no gore.
What he eventually learns about the huge insect-like Formics and about Col.
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An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game'' frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny group of military cadets, most of whom haven't even hit puberty yet.