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Wernicke's aphasia

[vair-ni-keez, -kuh z] /ˈvɛər nɪ kiz, -kəz/
noun, Pathology.
1.
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 of Wernicke's aphasia
See origin at Wernicke's area
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