Wernicke's area

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Wer·​nick·​e's area | \ ˈver-nə-kəz- How to pronounce Wernicke's area (audio) , -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

First Known Use of Wernicke's area

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Wernicke's area

Karl Wernicke †1905 German neurologist

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Wernicke's area

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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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