Wernicke's area

noun Wer·nick·e's area \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


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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