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wernicke's center in Medicine

Wernicke's center

(vĕrnĭ-kēz, -kəz)
  1. A large region of the parietal and temporal lobes of the left cerebral hemisphere, thought to be essential for understanding and formulating coherent, propositional speech.sensory speech center Wernicke's area
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