Definition of Adam's apple

1. Noun. Tropical shrub having glossy foliage and fragrant nocturnal flowers with crimped or wavy corollas; northern India to Thailand.




2. Noun. The largest cartilage of the larynx.
Exact synonyms: Thyroid Cartilage
Generic synonyms: Cartilage, Gristle
Group relationships: Larynx, Voice Box

Definition of Adam's apple

1. Noun. (anatomy) The lump in the throat, usually more noticeable in men than in women; the laryngeal prominence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Adam's apple

1. This familiar feature in front of the neck is due to forward protrusion of the largest cartilage of the larynx. It takes its name from the story that a piece of the forbidden fruit stuck in Adam's throat. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Adam's apple

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1. Animal Physiology by William Benjamin Carpenter (1859)
"... which is particularly prominent in Man, and has received the name of Pomum Adami, or Adam,s apple (a). The thyroid cartilages rest upon another, ..."

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