The thyroid cartilage is the largest cartilage of the larynx. It consists of two laminæ or plates of cartilage which are fused together at their anterior borders to form  the laryngeal prominence or Adam’s apple. This prominence is larger and more sharply angled in males. Immediately above the laryngeal prominence the laminæ separate to form a V-shaped notch, the superior thyroid notch. The posterior edge of the lamina elongates superioly and inferiorly to form the superior cornua and inferior cornua respectively.