Broca's area

Broca's area
Broca's area [brō′käz]
[after P. P. Broca (1824-80), Fr surgeon & anthropologist]
a region in the left frontal lobe of the brain associated with speech that controls movements of the tongue, lips, and vocal cords

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  • Broca's area — n a brain center associated with the motor control of speech and usu. located in the left but sometimes in the right inferior frontal gyrus called also Broca s convolution, Broca s gyrus, convolution of Broca * * * the area of cerebral motor… …   Medical dictionary

  • Broca's area — Brain: Broca s area Approximate location of Broca s area highlighted in gray …   Wikipedia

  • Broca's area — noun the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people • Syn: ↑Broca s center, ↑Broca s gyrus, ↑Broca s convolution, ↑convolution of Broca • Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre, ↑nerve center …   Useful english dictionary

  • Broca’s area — An area of the cerebral motor cortex in the frontal lobe of the brain that is responsible for speech development. Damage to Broca’s area can cause speech disorders, including apraxia and dyspraxia of speech. See also Apraxia of speech, Dyspraxia… …   Medical dictionary

  • Broca's area — Anat. a cerebral area, usually in the left inferior frontal gyrus, associated with the movements necessary for speech production. Also called Broca s gyrus, Broca s convolution. [1900 05; after P. BROCA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Broca's area — the area of cerebral motor cortex responsible for the initiation of speech. It is situated in the left frontal lobe in most (but not all) right handed people, in the region of Brodmann areas 44 and 45. [P. P. Broca (1824–80), French surgeon] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Broca's area — noun Etymology: Paul P. Broca died 1880 French surgeon Date: circa 1903 a brain center associated with the motor control of speech and usually located in the left side of the frontal lobe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Broca's area — [ brəʊkəz] noun Anatomy a region of the brain concerned with the production of speech, located in the cortex of the dominant frontal lobe. Origin C19: named after the French surgeon Paul Broca …   English new terms dictionary

  • Broca's area — Bro′ca s ar ea n. anat. a region of the left brain associated with the motor impulses necessary for speech • Etymology: 1900–05; after P. Broca …   From formal English to slang

  • Broca's area — noun An area of the frontal lobe of the brain associated with the control of speech …   Wiktionary

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