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prominence

[′präm·ə·nəns]
(astrophysics)
A volume of luminous, predominantly hydrogen gas that appears on the sun above the chromosphere; occurs only in the region of horizontal magnetic fields because these fields support the prominences against solar gravity.

Prominence

 

a luminous formation of incandescent gases visible at the edge of the solar disk. When viewed against the background of the solar disk, prominences appear as dark filaments.

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On examination of the neck, there was traumatic emphysema and a loss of the laryngeal prominence. No x-rays or CT scans were taken of the larynx because the clinical examination suggested that there were cartilage fractures, and therefore radiologic examination would have been unlikely to influence the plan to manage the patient surgically.