The lump at the front of the neck, in men and some women
, that is caused by the angle of the thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx.
Webster's 1913 dictionary states that the term "… is so called from a notion that it was caused by the forbidden fruit, (an apple) sticking in the throat of our first parent."
"I can see your adam's apple. Sometimes I wonder who thought of calling it an "adam's apple". They must have felt really cool though when everyone started calling it that."