Deep is a directional term that describes the position of a structure as away from the surface of the body. It also denotes a structure that is further away from the surface of the body when compared with another structure.
The opposite term of deep is superficial, which pertains to a structure that is closer to the surface of the body.
For example, the muscles are found deep to the surface of the body, but it can also be said that the muscles are superficial compared to the bones.
|Examples||Deep muscles of the back, deep brachial artery|
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