auditory cortex

noun
variants: also auditory area or auditory center

Medical Definition of auditory cortex 

: a sensory area of the temporal lobe associated with the organ of hearing They have found that the auditory cortex is divided into separate fields that process sound information in a hierarchical fashion.— Carol Ezzell, Scientific American, March 2000

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