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vin·cu·lum  audio  (vngky-lm) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. vin·cu·lums or vin·cu·la  (-l) KEY 
  1. Mathematics A bar drawn over two or more algebraic terms to indicate that they are to be treated as a single term.
  2. Anatomy A ligament that limits the movement of an organ or part.
  3. A bond or tie.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin, bond, tie, from vincre, to tie


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