Definition of profunda in US English:

profunda

noun

Anatomy
  • Any of various deep-seated arteries and veins; especially a deep branch of the femoral artery and the accompanying vein.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From post-classical Latin profunda, use as noun (short for vena profunda or arteria profunda) of classical Latin profunda, feminine singular of profundus.

Pronunciation

profunda

/prəʊˈfʌndə/