Definition of myrmidonian in US English:

myrmidonian

adjective

rare
  • 1Of or relating to ants. Now rare.

  • 2Frequently in form Myrmidonian. Of or relating to the Myrmidons of Homer's Iliad; designating or resembling a Myrmidon.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Moffett (1553–1604), physician and naturalist. From myrmidon + -ian.

Pronunciation

myrmidonian

/ˌməːmɪˈdəʊnɪən/