We used to think that only men have an Adam's apple. I would like to surprise you, in fact, all people and even animals have an Adam's apple. What it is like, as well as what functions it performs, we will explain to you today.
Kadik is a large unpaired cartilaginous formation in the larynx, which appeared in the process of evolution in vertebrate mammals. In Latin it sounds like prominentia laryngea, also in the common people it is called "Adam's apple". By the way, there is no translation of the word "Adam's apple" into English, in America they use the phrase "adam`s apple" - again, it is clear how it is translated. Well, our word "Adam's apple" comes from the Turkic and means "strong, protruding, firm". Well, the very phrase "Adam's apple" came to us from the Bible, when Eve offered Adam an apple from the tree of comprehension of the truth. When Adam tried to taste it, the apple got a lump in his throat. This is the kind of eternal mark that resembles original sin. The formation of the Adam's apple is facilitated by the fusion of two plates of thyroid cartilage. An acute angle at the man's Adam's apple is formed due to the fact that the male vocal cords are much longer than the female. In children and women, the plates are spliced, forming an obtuse angle. There is another reason for the less noticeable Adam's apple in women - body fat. This layer exists regardless of the structure of the woman and her weight. Some women may have protruding Adam's apple, but this is by no means a miracle. Such deviations exist due to problems with the hormonal background, and in addition to the Adam's apple, a woman acquires a rude voice and excess hair.
In terms of its functionality, the Adam's apple plays an important role, when swallowing water or food, the Adam's apple covers the airways and food does not enter them, but goes straight to the stomach. Kadiks are possessed not only by humans, but also by other mammals. With the help of this organ, animals can make special sounds. For example, bats emit ultrasound, and an elephant emit infrasound.