Adam's apple

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Ad·am's apple

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

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

Ad′am's ap`ple

a projection of the thyroid cartilage at the front of the neck.
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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

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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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.
The knife touched just above the Adam's Apple as the boy was trapped in Holywell town centre and Renshaw shouted "give me your phone and money".
I found myself tantalized by this excerpt from the latest book by the Canadian poet, classicist, and translator: "Eve changes human history by putting a free mark on Adam's apple.
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A post-mortem revealed he suffered bruising to his scalp, chest and wrists and fractures to a bone in his neck and Adam's apple.
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Mr Cummings said he recognised the gunman as Moore, and explained: "As I was in my seat I turned to my left and he had his hat pulled down, but as I was looking up I could see all of his neck and his chin and his Adam's apple.
The device is designed to provide relief from LPR symptoms by applying slight external pressure to the cricoid cartilage area located below the Adam's apple which increases the internal pressure of the UES.
Last January Bruce had surgery to have his Adam's apple removed, but at the time he insisted gender reassignment was not the reason for the operation.
I have seen people with beautifully-tailored jackets on with an open shirt with an awful Adam's apple there" Entertainer Nicholas Parsons, 90, who is campaigning for the return of the cravat.
All these habits of Jenner including the buzz that he got his Adam's apple shaved has led to speculation that he is on his way to gender transformation.