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[broh-kuh; French braw-ka] /ˈbroʊ kə; French brɔˈka/
[pawl] /pɔl/ (Show IPA),
1824–80, French surgeon and anthropologist. Unabridged
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  • Broca and Collignon tell us, distinguish them from all other European peoples.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • Professors Bronn and Broca have urged this objection on the continent.

    Darwinism (1889) Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Broca and many continental writers use the name Kelt or Slavo-Kelt, which has led to much confusion.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • If we take the figures of Huschel we find an excess of 372 grams; finally, the figures of Broca give us an excess of 383 grams.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • Broca referred to these skeletons as incontestable proofs of the contemporaneous existence of man and the mammoth.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Broca published an account of the osteological characters a few years later.

    Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth
  • The skulls presented such special characteristics that Broca took them as types of a race.

  • The form of the nasal opening appears to be transmitted very tenaciously by heredity (Broca).

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • The best table, almost universally adopted, is that of Broca, of thirty-four shades.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • Transformed into terms of the pelvic index of Broca these figures, according to the formula: ind.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
British Dictionary definitions for Broca


/French brɔka/
Paul (pɔl). 1824–80, French surgeon and anthropologist who discovered the motor speech centre of the brain and did pioneering work in brain surgery
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Broca in Medicine

Broca Bro·ca (brō'kə, brō-kä'), Paul. 1824-1880.

French anthropologist and surgeon. He became the first to offer anatomical proof of the localization of brain functions when he discovered (1861) the center of articulate speech in the brain.

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