Definition of Wernicke’s area noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Wernicke’s area

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɜːnɪkəz eəriə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrnɪkəz eriə//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈveənɪkəz eəriə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvernɪkəz eriə//
 
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an area in the brain concerned with understanding language Word Origin late 19th cent.: named after Karl Wernicke (1848–1905), German neuropsychiatrist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Wernicke’s area