Broca's aphasia

[ broh-kuhzuh-fey-zhuh ]

  1. 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.

Origin of Broca's aphasia

First recorded in 1955–60; after P. Broca
  • Also called mo·tor a·pha·sia [moh-teruh-fey-zhuh] /ˈmoʊ tər əˈfeɪ ʒə/ .

Words Nearby Broca's aphasia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023