Adam's apple


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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]
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
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
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.
'You may notice a swelling of the throat beneath your Adam's apple as the thyroid gland becomes inflamed and enlarged.
The gland is located in the lower part of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and is shaped like a butterfly.
He spotted victim Carl Dillon sitting in the living room at a party and slashed him across the throat - damaging two jugular veins, his Adam's apple and voicebox and left him needing 11 staples in his neck.
He spotted victim Carl Dillon sitting in the living room and slashed him across the throat -- damaging two jugular veins, his Adam's apple and voicebox and left him needing 11 staples in his neck.
He also wrapped a scarf around his neck to cover his Adam's apple.
They severed his carotid artery, jugular vein and "disrupted" his airway just above the Adam's apple. It caused him to die from blood loss and shock, said the pathologist.
[USA], Nov 8 (ANI): Cosmetic surgery to reduce the masculine appearance of the 'Adam's apple' has a high patient satisfaction rate, a study has revealed.
Recalling her diagnosis when she was 12, Hannah, said: "I found a lump on my neck like a knobbly Adam's apple and when I was diagnosed I took months off school.
During your annual exam, your doctor will check your thyroid by pressing gently around your Adam's apple. However, the thyroid gland often looks and feels normal in most hypothyroid patients.
Morticians at the Kenyatta University Funeral Home have been blamed over the missing Adam's apple of a Kiambu businessman.
John Sharp, 48, from Greenock, throttled his dad so violently that he shattered a bone in his neck and his Adam's apple.