The deep one; a term applied to structures (muscles, nerves, veins, and arteries, etc.) that lie deep in the tissues, especially when contrasted with a similar, more superficial (sublimis) structure. [L. fem. of profundus, deep]

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describing blood vessels that are deeply embedded in the tissues they supply.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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