formication

[ fawr-mi-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF formication
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORMICATION

Formication and dilatation of the pupils are frequent symptoms.

The thighs begin to struggle, as if formication was going on in the muscles.

Both diarrhœa and formication were also absent in a third case reported by Dr. Busscher in the same paper.

Formication, radiating pains, and neuralgia are present in the area of distribution of the nerves implicated.

WORD ORIGIN

crawling sensation as of ants on the skin, 1707, from Latin formicationem, noun of action from formicare "to crawl like ants," from formica "ant" (see Formica (n.2)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FORMICATION

pins and needles

nountingling sensation
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