Wernicke's area(redirected from Wernicke's language area)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Wernicke's area[′ver·ni·kēz ‚er·ē·ə]
An area located in the left temporal lobe just posterior to the primary auditory complex that is involved with speech comprehension, injury to this area results in fluent aphasia.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.