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Wernicke's aphasia

[vair-ni-keez, -kuh z]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a type of aphasia caused by a lesion in Wernicke's area of the brain and characterized by grammatical but more or less meaningless speech and an apparent inability to comprehend speech.
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Origin of Wernicke's aphasia

see origin at Wernicke's area
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