Wernicke's area(redirected from Wernicke area)
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Wer·nick·e's area(vĕr′nĭ-kēz, -kəz)
An area in the posterior left hemisphere of the brain cortex at the sylvian fissure that is important for language comprehension and speech.
[After Karl Wernicke (1848-1905), German neurologist.]
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|Noun||1.||Wernicke's area - the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution 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"