Wernicke-s-area meaning

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.
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An area in the posterior left hemisphere of the brain cortex at the sylvian fissure that is important for language comprehension and speech.
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An area located in the rear of the left temporal lobe of the brain. It is associated with the ability to recognize and understand spoken language. It is named for its discoverer, German neurologist and psychologist Carl Wernicke (1848–1905).
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The posterior section of the superior temporal gyrus in the dominant cerebral hemisphere, one of two parts of the cerebral cortex linked with speech (the other being Broca's area).
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Origin of wernicke-s-area

  • After Karl Wernicke (1848–1905), German neurologist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition