Adam's apple

Adam's apple

noun
1.
a projection of the thyroid cartilage at the front of the neck that is more prominent in men than in women.

Origin:
1745–55

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Adam's apple
 
n
the visible projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx at the front of the neck

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Adam's apple Ad·am's apple (ād'əmz)
n.
The slight projection at the front of the throat formed by the largest cartilage of the larynx, usually more prominent in men than in women. Also called laryngeal prominence.

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