pro·​fun·​da | \prəˈfəndə\
plural profundae\-​nˌdē \

Definition of profunda 

: any of various deep-seated arteries or veins: such as

a : the largest branch of the brachial artery in the upper part of the arm

b : the deep femoral artery

c : a tributary of the femoral vein a short distance below Poupart's ligament

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History and Etymology for profunda

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of profundus deep

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