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Medical Term:

Broca center

Pronunciation: brō-kah′


the posterior part of the inferior frontal gyrus of the left or dominant hemisphere, corresponding approximately to Brodmann area 44; Broca identified this region as an essential component of the motor mechanisms governing articulated speech.

Synonym(s): Broca area, Broca field, motor speech center

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