broca’s area

noun Anatomy.

  1. a cerebral area, usually in the left inferior frontal gyrus, associated with the movements necessary for speech production.


  1. the region of the cerebral cortex of the brain concerned with speech; the speech centre


  1. A small posterior part of the inferior frontal gyrus of the left cerebral hemisphere, identified as an essential component of the motor mechanisms governing articulated speech.Broca’s center motor speech center

  1. An area located in the frontal lobe of the brain, usually in the left cerebral hemisphere. It is associated with the motor control of speech. Broca’s area is named for French surgeon and anthropologist Pierre Paul Broca (1824-80), who first located the area.

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