Wernicke's aphasia

[ wur-ni-keezuh-fey-zhuh, vair-ni-keez ]

  1. 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.

Origin of Wernicke's aphasia

First recorded in 1905–10; after German neurologist Karl Wernicke (1848–1905), who described the condition in 1874
  • Also called sen·so·ry a·pha·sia [sen-suh-reeuh-fey-zhuh] /ˈsɛn sə ri əˈfeɪ ʒə/ .

Words Nearby Wernicke's aphasia

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