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