Definition of myrmicine in English:

myrmicine

(also myrmecine)

Pronunciation /ˈməːmɪsiːn/ /ˈməːmɪsɪn/ /ˈməːmɪsʌɪn/

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or belonging to the subfamily Myrmicinae of stinging ants. Also more generally: of or relating to ants.

noun

Entomology
  • An ant of the subfamily Myrmicinae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Cassell's Natural History. From ancient Greek μυρμηκ-, μύρμηξ ant + -ine.