from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A deep-seated or profound artery, as of the arm, neck, or leg: more fully called arteria profunda.
  • n. Superior of the arm., the largest branch of the brachial, arising near its beginning, and winding round the humerus in the musculospiral groove, more fully called profunda brachii superior.
  • n. Of the clitoris or of the penis, the artery of the corpus cavernosum, a branch of the pudic.
  • n. Of the, thigh, the principal branch of the femoral, arising below Poupart's ligament, and descending deeply on the adductor magnus. It gives off the circumflex and perforating arteries. Also called profunda femoris, deep femoral artery.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.