Wernicke's area

Wernicke's area

[vair-ni-kuhz, -keez]
noun Anatomy.
a portion of the left posterior temporal lobe of the brain, involved in the ability to understand words.

Origin:
named after Karl Wernicke (1848–1905), German neurologist, who discovered it

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Wernicke's area   (věr'nĭ-kēz, -kəz)  Pronunciation Key 
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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