[fawr-mi-kair-ee-uh m] /ˌfɔr mɪˈkɛər i əm/

noun, plural formicaria
[fawr-mi-kair-ee-uh] /ˌfɔr mɪˈkɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)


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  • Formication

    [fawr-mi-key-shuh n] /ˌfɔr mɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a tactile hallucination involving the belief that something is crawling on the body or under the skin. /ˌfɔːmɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun 1. a sensation of insects crawling on the skin; symptom of a nerve disorder n. crawling sensation as of ants on the skin, 1707, from Latin formicationem, noun of […]

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