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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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