Laryngeal Prominence

Some articles on laryngeal, laryngeal prominence, prominence:

Thyroid Cartilage
... is the largest of the nine cartilages that make up the laryngeal skeleton, the cartilage structure in and around the trachea that contains the larynx ... cartilage to form a peak, called the laryngeal prominence ... This prominence is often referred to as the "pomus Adami" or "Adam's apple" ...
Adam's Apple - Sex Differences
... The laryngeal prominence is usually more prominent in adult men than in women or prepubescent children ... The laryngeal prominence is merely the protrusion one sees of the thyroid cartilage making up the body of the larynx ... The laryngeal prominence is usually more prominent in adult males because the thyroid cartilage elongates during puberty as the voice box becomes lodged in the ...

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    The force of truth that a statement imparts, then, its prominence among the hordes of recorded observations that I may optionally apply to my own life, depends, in addition to the sense that it is argumentatively defensible, on the sense that someone like me, and someone I like, whose voice is audible and who is at least notionally in the same room with me, does or can possibly hold it to be compellingly true.
    Nicholson Baker (b. 1957)