Broca's areaBro·ca's area
a region in the left frontal lobe of the brain associated with speech that controls movements of the tongue, lips, and vocal cords
Origin of Broca's areaafter P. P. Broca (1824-80), French surgeon and anthropologist
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 .
Origin of Broca's areaAfter Paul Broca (1824-1880), French surgeon and physical anthropologist
(plural Broca's areas)
For Paul Broca, French anatomist.