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1) A short, loosely twisted thread of [[cotton]] or [[silk]] used in embroidery and in the binding of single section pamphlets.  
 
1) A short, loosely twisted thread of [[cotton]] or [[silk]] used in embroidery and in the binding of single section pamphlets.  
  
2) A strand of synthetic polymer, either [[Teflon®]] or [[nylon fiber|nylon]], produced commercially for cleaning teeth. The surface is usually coated with [[wax]]. Unwaxed dental floss is used in conservation for cleaning narrow crevices.
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2) A strand of synthetic polymer, either [[Teflon|Teflon®]] or [[nylon fiber|nylon]], produced commercially for cleaning teeth. The surface is usually coated with [[wax]]. Unwaxed dental floss is used in conservation for cleaning narrow crevices.
  
 
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Description

1) A short, loosely twisted thread of cotton or silk used in embroidery and in the binding of single section pamphlets.

2) A strand of synthetic polymer, either Teflon® or nylon, produced commercially for cleaning teeth. The surface is usually coated with wax. Unwaxed dental floss is used in conservation for cleaning narrow crevices.

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Synonyms and Related Terms

1) Zahnseide (Deut.); tandzijde (Ned.); tandtråd (Sven.); vloszijde (Ned); floretzijde (Ned);

2) dental floss; seda dental (Esp.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Lisa Goldberg, and Eugenie Milroy, ‘Support and Rehousing for Collection Storage’ In ‘Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage’ Lisa Elkin and Christopher A. Norris (eds.), Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, New York. 2019.
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998