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laryngeal prominence


Definition: 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): prominentia laryngeaTA, Adam's apple, protuberantia laryngea, thyroid eminence

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