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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
1745-1755
1745-55
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Adam's apple

noun
1.
the visible projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx at the front of the neck
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adams apple in Medicine

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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