Broca's area

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Broca's area

(brō′kəz)
n.
An area located in the frontal lobe usually of the left cerebral hemisphere and associated with the motor control of speech. Also called Broca's center.

Broca's area

Etymology: Pierre P. Broca
an area involved in speech production situated on the inferior frontal gyrus of the brain. See also aphasia, Broca's aphasia, motor speech areas, speech centers.

Broca's area

An area of the surface layer of the brain (cortex), on the left side near the front, concerned with speech.
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Lesions in Broca's region could result in a dozen different language problems.
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We discovered that Broca's region does not just comprise two areas, but rather several - all of which form a highly differentiated mosaic.