Definition of premotor in English:

premotor

adjective

Anatomy
  • [attributive] Relating to or denoting the anterior part of the motor cortex in the frontal lobe of the brain, which is concerned with coordinating voluntary movement.

    • ‘I suggest that the questions become less puzzling when you consider Giaccamo Rizzollati's recent discovery of ‘mirror neurons’ in the ventral premotor area of monkeys.’
    • ‘In humans, premotor areas seem to be linked to the diaphragm or at least to the act of inspiration.’
    • ‘The premotor cortex and other brain regions associated with motor representations also became more active.’
    • ‘Only the verbs elicited marked activity in the premotor cortex and relevant parts of the motor cortex.’

Pronunciation:

premotor

/ˌprēˈmōdər/