Broca's aphasia


noun Pathology.

a type of aphasia caused by a lesion in Broca's area of the brain, characterized by misarticulated speech and lack of grammatical morphemes.

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Also called motor aphasia.

Origin of Broca's aphasia

First recorded in 1955–60; after P. Broca

Words nearby Broca's aphasia

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Medical definitions for Broca's aphasia

Broca's aphasia
[ brōkəz ]

n.

motor aphasia
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