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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.]
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Adam's apple

n
(Anatomy) the visible projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx at the front of the neck
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Ad′am's ap`ple


n.
a projection of the thyroid cartilage at the front of the neck.
[1745–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Translations

Adam's apple

npomo d'Adamo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Ad·am's ap·ple

n. nuez de Adán.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Adam’s apple

n manzana or nuez f de Adán
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References in classic literature ?
He was slender to emaciation, cavernously checked, roll after roll of skin, no longer encasing flesh or muscle, hanging grotesquely down his neck and swathing the Adam's apple so that only occasionally, with queer swallowing motions, did it peep out of the mummy-wrappings of skin and sink back again from view.
This staggering account of family dysfunction, secret-hoarding and tragedy on the far fringes of Danish society hews much closer to Jensen's darkly comic "Flickering Lights" and "Adam's Apples," being a bizarre parable of five ill-mannered and grotesquely disfigured half-brothers brought together by their father's death.
"I recognised his walk, he's got a bit of a swagger and stands quite tall, and his has one of the biggest Adam's apples I know from people in the village."