Adam's apple


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prominence

 [prom´ĭ-nens]
a protrusion or projection.
frontonasal prominence an expansive facial process in the embryo that develops into the forehead and bridge of the nose; called also frontonasal process.
laryngeal prominence a subcutaneous prominence at the front of the throat produced by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx; popularly known as Adam's apple.
mandibular prominence the ventral prominence formed by bifurcation of the first branchial arch (mandibular arch) in the embryo, which unites ventrally with its fellow to form the lower jaw; called also mandibular process.
maxillary prominence the dorsal process formed by bifurcation of the first branchial arch (mandibular arch) in the embryo, which joins with the ipsilateral median nasal process in the formation of the upper jaw. Called also maxillary process.

la·ryn·ge·al prom·i·nence

[TA]
the projection on the anterior portion of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx; serves as an external indication of the level of the fifth cervical vertebra.

Adam'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.

Adam's apple

Usage notes: informal.

Ad·am's ap·ple

(ad'ămz ap'ĕl)
Colloquial name for the laryngeal prominence formed by the ventral edges of the thyroid cartilage.

Adam's apple

The popular name for the voice box (LARYNX) at the upper end of the windpipe (TRACHEA). The larynx is larger and more protuberant in men than in women and contains longer vocal cords, which is why men have deeper voices than women.

Adam,

first man, according to the Bible.
Adam's apple - Synonym(s): laryngeal prominence

la·ryn·ge·al prom·i·nence

(lă-rin'jē-ăl prom'i-nĕns) [TA]
The projection on the anterior portion of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx; serves as an external indication of the level of the fifth cervical vertebra.
Synonym(s): Adam's apple.
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