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motor area

noun

Definition of MOTOR AREA

:  any of various areas of cerebral cortex believed to be associated with the initiation, coordination, and transmission of motor impulses to lower centers; specifically :  a region immediately anterior to the central sulcus having an unusually thick zone of cortical gray matter and communicating with lower centers chiefly through the corticospinal tracts—see precentral gyrus
March 30, 2015
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