from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An area of the frontal lobe of the brain associated with the control of speech

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people


After Paul Broca (1824-1880), French surgeon and physical anthropologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
For Paul Broca, French anatomist. (Wiktionary)


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