a projection of the thyroid cartilage at the front of the neck that is more prominent in men than in women.
Origin of Adam's apple
First recorded in 1745–55
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British Dictionary definitions for adam's apple
the visible projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx at the front of the neck
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Medicine definitions for adam's apple
[ ăd′əmz ]
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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