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noun

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

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Origin of Adam's apple

First recorded in 1745–55
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British Dictionary definitions for Adam's apple

Adam's apple

noun

the visible projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx at the front of the neck
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Medical definitions for Adam's apple

Adam's apple
[ ădəmz ]

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.laryngeal prominence
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