Adam's apple

noun

Definition of Adam's apple

:the projection in the front of the neck formed by the largest cartilage of the larynx

First Known Use of adam's apple

1625


ADAM'S APPLE Defined for English Language Learners

Adam's apple

noun

Definition of Adam's apple for English Language Learners

  • : the lump that sticks out in the front of a person's neck, that is usually larger in men than in women, and that moves when a person talks or swallows


ADAM'S APPLE Defined for Kids

Adam's apple

noun Ad·am's apple \ ˈa-dəmz- \

Definition of Adam's apple for Students

:the lump formed in the front of a person's neck by cartilage in the throat

Medical Dictionary

Adam's apple

noun Ad·am's ap·ple \ ˌad-əm-ˈzap-əl \

medical Definition of Adam's apple

:the projection in the front of the neck that is formed by the thyroid cartilage and is particularly prominent in males


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