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floss

1. the mass of fine silky fibres obtained from cotton and similar plants
2. any similar fine silky material, such as the hairlike styles and stigmas of maize or the fibres prepared from silkworm cocoons
3. See dental floss

floss

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(metallurgy)
Molten or solid slag floating on the surface of a metal melt.

FLOSS

(Free, Libre and Open Source Software) See free software and open source.
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Then using the third section, you finish with a regular flossing.
Research has shown that there are many barriers that prevent people from flossing regularly, from time and convenience to dexterity," said Erik Hollander, senior marketing director at Philips Consumer Lifestyle.
According to the NYU dental researchers, Patricia Corby, DMD, and Walter Bretz, DDS, DrPH, "The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of dental flossing on the microbial composition of interproximal plaque samples in matched twins.
DenTek aims to address that need with a variety of flossing products, including a number of specialized floss picks.
The study included 51 well-matched pairs of twins and tested their responses to dental flossing over a 2-week period.
Both suppliers, which between them market all of the floss segment's 14 best-selling national brands, are also expanding their lines of traditional flossing products, with J&J offering Reach Clean Burst dental floss in four flavors--spearmint, peppermint, citrus and berry mint--and P&G including floss as part of its Oral-B Stages line of children's dental care products.
manufactures single-use flossing devices and interdental picks.