Meaning of Wernicke's area

Wer'nick•e's ar"ea

Pronunciation: (vâr'ni-kuz, -kēz), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. a portion of the left posterior temporal lobe of the brain, involved in the ability to understand words.
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