Definition of myrmicine in English:

myrmicine

adjective

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

Pronunciation

myrmicine

/ˈməːmɪsiːn/ /ˈməːmɪsɪn/ /ˈməːmɪsʌɪn/

noun

(also myrmecine)
Entomology
  • An ant of the subfamily Myrmicinae.

Pronunciation

myrmicine

/ˈməːmɪsiːn/ /ˈməːmɪsɪn/ /ˈməːmɪsʌɪn/

Origin

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