• Question: why are females not have an adams apple

    Asked by 1drawsome to Daphne, Darren, Jon, Katherine on 21 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by bambi.
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      Daphne Ng answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      Upon puberty in males, the larynx grows and the voice box drops, causing a deepening of voice. The Adams apple is the cartilage of the larynx that protrudes from the throat. Hence, males have a larger Adams apple than females as the larynx is larger, causing the cartilage to protrude more.