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Broca's area

noun, Anatomy.
a cerebral area, usually in the left inferior frontal gyrus, associated with the movements necessary for speech production.
Also called Broca's gyrus, Broca's convolution.
Origin of Broca's area
First recorded in 1900-05; after P. Broca Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Broca's area

Broca's area

the region of the cerebral cortex of the brain concerned with speech; the speech centre
Word Origin
C19: named after Paul Broca
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Broca's area in Medicine

Broca's area n.
A small posterior part of the inferior frontal gyrus of the left cerebral hemisphere, identified as an essential component of the motor mechanisms governing articulated speech. Also called Broca's center, motor speech center.

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Broca's area in Science
Broca's area
An area located in the frontal lobe of the brain, usually in the left cerebral hemisphere. It is associated with the motor control of speech. Broca's area is named for French surgeon and anthropologist Pierre Paul Broca (1824-80), who first located the area.
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