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CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – February 24th

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Eighth grader, Justin Carroll (R), from Wynne, Arkansas, celebrates after winning the 1995  Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. ( JAMAL A. WILSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Eighth grader, Justin Carroll (R), from Wynne, Arkansas, celebrates after winning the 1995 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. ( JAMAL A. WILSON/AFP/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 and KCBS are teaming up to host the CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee, an event to determine the Bay Area representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

On March 15th, finalists from across the Bay Area will be asked to conjure the correct spelling of some of the most obscure words in the English language. We wanted to know, would you be up to the challenge?

Each day we will provide the definition and origin of a word that ended the national spelling bee to see if you can spot the correct answer among 4 options.

Today’s word is a medical term of Greek origin and means a “a yellow discoloration of the skin.” It was spelled correctly by Justin Carroll to win the 1995 final. Do you know it?

Scroll below the photo of the judges for the correct spelling.

Spelling bee judges. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Spelling bee judges. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The correct spelling of the 1995 winning word is xanthosis

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