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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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Venes, Donald, editor. "Floss." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729945/all/floss.
Floss. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729945/all/floss. Accessed June 16, 2019.
Floss. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729945/all/floss
Floss [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 16]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729945/all/floss.
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