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Bro·ca an·gle(brō'kă ang'gĕl)
Intersection formed by imaginary lines drawn from the auricular point and glabella to the anterior nasal spine.
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Broca,Paul, French surgeon, neurologist, and anthropologist, 1824-1880.
Broca angle - the angle formed at the basion of lines drawn from the nasion and the alveolar point; the angle formed by the intersection at the biauricular axis of lines drawn from the supraorbital point and the alveolar point; the posterior superior angle of the parietal bone. Synonym(s): Broca basilar angle; Broca facial angle; occipital angle of parietal bone
Broca aphasia - any of the varieties of aphasia in which the power of expression by writing, speaking, or signs is lost. Synonym(s): motor aphasia
Broca area - Synonym(s): Broca center
Broca basilar angle - Synonym(s): Broca angle
Broca center - the posterior part of the inferior frontal gyrus of the left or dominant hemisphere, essential component of the motor mechanisms governing articulated speech. Synonym(s): Broca area; Broca field; Brodmann area 44; motor speech center
Broca diagonal band - a white fiber bundle descending in the precommissural septum toward the base of the forebrain.
Broca facial angle - Synonym(s): Broca angle
Broca field - Synonym(s): Broca center
Broca fissure - the fissure surrounding Broca convolution.
Broca formula - a fully developed man should weigh as many kilograms as he is centimeters in height over and above 1 meter.
Broca parolfactory area - a small region of cerebral cortex on the medical surface of the frontal lobe demarcated from the subcallosal gyrus by the posterior parolfactory sulcus. Synonym(s): parolfactory area
Broca pouch - a pear-shaped encapsulated collection of connective tissue and fat in each labium majus. Synonym(s): pudendal sac
Broca visual plane - a plane drawn through the visual axes of each eye.
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