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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
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floss

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

(Free, Libre and Open Source Software) See free software and open source.
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* The Waterpik Water Flosser is said to be perfect for the consumer that already owns a quality electric toothbrush.
has acquired Water Pik, Inc., a market leader in water-jet technology in both oral water flossers and replacement showerheads, for approximately $1 billion in cash.
The primary objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a water flosser plus sonic toothbrush to a sonic toothbrush alone on the reduction of bleeding, gingivitis, and plaque.
Jay McIntosh, vice president of marketing for oral-health products for Water Pik, said the Water Flosser's design is intended to make flossing easy and fun for kids, who normally don't like flossing.
I finally found the right toothbrush and flosser for me; I now am complimented by the hygienist and dentist at every six-month checkup.
Oral-B has launched a battery powered product called The Hummingbird to encourage the laziest of flossers, a process now to be known as power-flossing!
Personal Products Company, a division of McNeil-PPC, Inc., makers of the REACH ACCESS Daily Flosser has deployed www.ReachAccessResolutions.com -- a free online support network and resolutions registry created to help American's reach their New Year's health resolutions.
Available from: Bootsstores nationwide.Overall rating: HHHHProduct: Waterpik Brush and Flosser Price: pounds 5.99 for the brush, pounds 19.99 for the flosser Ease of use: The brush is as small and light as a manual toothbrush, which makes it great for travelling.
The US pharmacy chain Rite Aid Corp has introduced Xylifloss, a dental flosser from the Finnish dental care products maker Xylifloss Ltd, in its approximately 3,500 stores across the US.
Well, customers can't miss the company's brand-new offering: an electric Waterpik Flosser, which debuted in stores this month.
Includes separate flosser. Built-in automatic two-minute timer.