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Profunda

profunda
The deep one; a term applied to structures (muscles, nerves, veins, and arteries, etc.) which lie deep in the tissues, especially when contrasted with a similar, more superficial (sublimis) structure.
Origin: L. Fem. Of profundus, deep


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