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Broca's area[′brō·kəz ‚er·ē·ə]
In the human brain, an area in the inferior left frontal lobe — one of several areas believed to activate the fibers of the precentral gyrus concerned with movements necessary for speech production; injury to this area generally results in nonfluent aphasia, with effortful articulation, loss of syntax, but relatively well-preserved auditory comprehension.