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1. A waxed or unwaxed tape or thread used to clean and remove plaque between teeth and below the gumline.
SYN: SEE: dental floss
2. To use dental floss or tape to remove plaque and calculus from the otherwise inaccessible dental surfaces between teeth.

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TY - ELEC T1 - floss ID - 729945 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729945/all/floss PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -