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Ad·am's apple

 (ăd′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.

[Ultimately translation of French pomme d'Adam, pomegranate, Adam's apple (sense influenced by Arabic rummāna, pomegranate, Adam's apple) : pomme, apple + de, of + Adam, Adam.]

Adam's apple

n
(Anatomy) the visible projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx at the front of the neck

Ad′am's ap`ple


n.
a projection of the thyroid cartilage at the front of the neck.
[1745–55]
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Noun1.Adam's apple - tropical shrub having glossy foliage and fragrant nocturnal flowers with crimped or wavy corollas; northern India to Thailand
genus Tabernaemontana, Tabernaemontana - evergreen tropical trees and shrubs with milky sap
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.Adam's apple - the largest cartilage of the larynxAdam's apple - the largest cartilage of the larynx
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
larynx, voice box - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
Translations

Adam's apple

npomo d'Adamo

Ad·am's ap·ple

n. nuez de Adán.

Adam’s apple

n manzana or nuez f de Adán
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It consists of a tuft of terminal hair on the anterior neck just above the laryngeal prominence.