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Wernicke's area

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noun Wer·nick·e's area \ˈver-nə-kəz-, -kēz-\

Definition of Wernicke's area

  1. :  an area of the brain that is located in the posterior left temporal lobe and is associated with comprehension of language



Origin of wernicke's area

Karl Wernicke †1905 German neurologist


First Known Use: 1950


Medical Dictionary

Wernicke's area

noun Wer·nick·e's area

Medical Definition of Wernicke's area

  1. :  an area located in the posterior part of the superior temporal gyrus that plays an important role in the comprehension of language




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