Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: Wernicke's area
  1. The auditory word centre; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people
    - Wernicke's center [US], Wernicke's centre [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], nerve center [US], nerve centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: language area, language zone

Encyclopedia: Wernicke's area