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An area located in the frontal lobe usually of the left cerebral hemisphere and associated with the motor control of speech. Also called Broca's center.
[After Paul Broca (1824-1880), French surgeon and physical anthropologist.]
Broca's area(ˈbrɒkəz) or
(Anatomy) the region of the cerebral cortex of the brain concerned with speech; the speech centre
[C19: named after Paul Broca]
a region of the left brain associated with the motor impulses necessary for speech.
[1900–05; after P. Broca]
Broca's area- An area of the brain involved with the production of speech; it was named after P. Paul Broca, a French surgeon.
See also related terms for production.
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|Noun||1.||Broca's area - the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people|
nerve center, nerve centre, center, centre - a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"