toothpick


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toothpick

(to͞oth′pĭk′)
n.
A small piece of wood or other material for removing food particles from between the teeth.

toothpick

Any small tapering sliver of wood or other material used to remove food debris from between the teeth. Early examples were made of gold, carved bone, or ivory.

tooth·pick

(tūthpik)
Small wood sliver or thin plastic device used to remove food particles from the interdental space.
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