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Broca's area

noun Bro·ca's area \ˈbrō-kəz-\

Definition of BROCA'S AREA

:  a brain center associated with the motor control of speech and usually located in the left side of the frontal lobe

Origin of BROCA'S AREA

Paul P. Broca †1880 French surgeon
First Known Use: circa 1903
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Broca's area

noun

Medical Definition of BROCA'S AREA

:  a brain center associated with the motor control of speech and usually located in the left but sometimes in the right inferior frontal gyrus—called also Broca's convolution, Broca's gyrus, convolution of Broca

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