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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.

laryngeal prominence

the bulge at the front of the neck produced by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx. Also called Adam's apple.

Adam’s apple

A popular term for the anterior prominence of the thyroid cartilage, which is located immediately below the superior thyroid notch and most prominent in men, and used as a landmark in emergency tracheostomy.

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.

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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