wernicke aphasia

Wernicke's aphasia

[vair-ni-keez, -kuhz]
noun Pathology.
a type of aphasia caused by a lesion in Wernicke's area of the brain and characterized by grammatical but more or less meaningless speech and an apparent inability to comprehend speech.

Origin:
see Wernicke's area

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wernicke's aphasia

noun
aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words 
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