planum temporale

noun

planum tem·​po·​ra·​le -ˌtem-pə-ˈrā-lē How to pronounce planum temporale (audio)
: an area of the cerebral cortex between Heschl's gyrus and the sylvian fissure that is involved in speech and is usually larger in the cerebral hemisphere on the left side of the brain

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“Planum temporale.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/planum%20temporale. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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