Broca's area

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Bro·ca's area

 (brō′kəz)
n.
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

Broca's centre

n
(Anatomy) the region of the cerebral cortex of the brain concerned with speech; the speech centre
[C19: named after Paul Broca]

Bro′ca's ar`ea



n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
language area, language zone - a large cortical area (in the left hemisphere in most people) containing all the centers associated with language
References in periodicals archive ?
Two brain areas called Broca's region and Wernicke's region serve as the main computing hubs underlying language processing, with dense bundles of nerve fibers linking the two, much like fiber optic cables connecting computer servers.
According to the maps of the cerebral cortex developed by Korbinian Brodmann, which are still in use today, Broca's region is composed of two areas.
Lesions in Broca's region could result in a dozen different language problems.