from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An area in the posterior left hemisphere of the brain cortex at the sylvian fissure that is important for language comprehension and speech.
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- noun The
posteriorsection of the superior temporal gyrusin the dominant cerebral hemisphere, one of two parts of the cerebral cortexlinked with speech(the other being Broca's area).
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- noun the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Karl Wernicke, (1848–1905), German neurologist.]
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