Wernicke's area


Wer·nick·e's area

noun \ˈver-nə-kəz-, -kēz-\

Definition of WERNICKE'S AREA

:  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

Wernicke's area

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WERNICKE'S AREA

: 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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