speech centers

speech cen·ters

areas of the cerebral cortex centrally involved in speech function; one is in the left inferior frontal gyrus, a second one in the supramarginal, angular, and first and second temporal gyri.
See also: Broca center, Wernicke center.

speech centers

Etymology: AS, spaec + Gk, kentron
either of two motor areas involved in speech. Broca's motor speech area is a unilateral area in the posterior part of the inferior frontal gyrus and is usually on the dominant hemisphere. Wernicke's second motor speech area is an area comprising the posterior part of the superior temporal gyrus next to the transverse temporal gyri and the supramarginal and temporal gyri, also on the dominant hemisphere. See also Broca's area, Wernicke's center.

speech cen·ters

(spēch sen'tĕrz)
Areas of the cerebral cortex centrally involved in speech function; one is in the left inferior frontal gyrus, a second one in the supramarginal, angular, and first and second temporal gyri.
See also: Broca center, Wernicke center
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