Wernicke's center

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Wernicke's center Wer·nick·e's center (věr'nĭ-kēz, -kəz)
n.
A large region of the parietal and temporal lobes of the left cerebral hemisphere, thought to be essential for understanding and formulating coherent, propositional speech. Also called sensory speech center, Wernicke's area.

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wernicke's center

noun
the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people [syn: Wernicke's area
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