1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Adam's Apple

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ADAM'S APPLE, the movable projection, more prominent in males than females, formed in the front part of the throat by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx. The name was given from a legend that a piece of the forbidden fruit lodged in Adam’s throat. The "Adam’s apple" is one of the particular points of attack in the Japanese system of self-defence known as jiu-jitsu.