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Wernicke's aphasia

[ wur-ni-keezuh-fey-zhuh, vair-ni-keez ]
/ ˈwɜr nɪ kiz əˈfeɪ ʒə, ˈvɛər nɪ kiz /
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noun Pathology.
a type of aphasia associated with a lesion in Wernicke's area of the brain and characterized by grammatical and fluent but more or less meaningless speech, and by an apparent inability to comprehend speech.
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Also called sen·so·ry a·pha·sia [sen-suh-reeuh-fey-zhuh] /ˈsɛn sə ri əˈfeɪ ʒə/ .

Origin of Wernicke's aphasia

First recorded in 1905–10; after German neurologist Karl Wernicke (1848–1905), who described the condition in 1874
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