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 for Vinculum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vinculum \Vin"cu*lum\, n.; pl. L. Vincula, E. Vinculums.
     [L., from vincire, vinctum, to bind.]
     1. A bond of union; a tie.
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     2. (Math.) A straight, horizontal mark placed over two or
        more members of a compound quantity, which are to be
        subjected to the same operation, as in the expression
        x^{2 + y^{2} - vinc{x + y}.
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     3. (Anat.) A band or bundle of fibers; a fraenum.
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     4. (Zool.) A commissure uniting the two main tendons in the
        foot of certain birds.
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