Wernicke's area

[vair-ni-kuh z, -keez]

Origin of Wernicke's area

named after Karl Wernicke (1848–1905), German neurologist, who discovered it
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Wernicke's area

[vĕrnĭ-kēz, -kəz]
  1. An area located in the rear of the left temporal lobe of the brain. It is associated with the ability to recognize and understand spoken language. It is named for its discoverer, German neurologist and psychologist Carl Wernicke (1848-1905).
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