speech center

[ speech-sen-ter ]

  1. a clinic or therapy center where speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat speech and voice disorders.

Origin of speech center

First recorded in 1880–85 as a neurological term; current sense dates from 1960–65
  • Also called speech clin·ic, speech-lan·guage clin·ic [speech-lang-gwij klin-ik], /ˈspitʃˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ ˌklɪn ɪk/, speech and lan·guage cen·ter .

Words Nearby speech center

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How to use speech center in a sentence

  • The connections between the impressive sound-centers and the motor speech-center are injured.

  • This "motor speech center" is the best-known instance of a super-motor center.

    Psychology | Robert S. Woodworth
  • As you might expect, next the speech center lies the center for the rest of the face and for the head and eyes.

    Natural Wonders | Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • This is a case where a blood vessel bursts on the left side of the brain and wrecks the speech center.

    Natural Wonders | Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • Here an organic obstacle in the motor speech-center is probable.