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Broca's aphasia

[ broh-kuhzuh-fey-zhuh ]
/ ˈbroʊ kəz əˈfeɪ ʒə /
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noun Pathology.
a type of aphasia associated with a lesion in Broca's area of the brain, and characterized by impairment of articulation, halting speech, impaired ability to produce complex syntax, or lack of grammatical morphemes.
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Also called mo·tor a·pha·sia [moh-teruh-fey-zhuh] /ˈmoʊ tər əˈfeɪ ʒə/ .

Origin of Broca's aphasia

First recorded in 1955–60; after P. Broca

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Medical definitions for Broca's aphasia

Broca's aphasia
[ brōkəz ]

n.
motor aphasia
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