Word of the day: Xanthosis 

Say it: zan-thoses

Part of speech: Noun

Definition:Yellow discoloration of the skin from abnormal causes.

Etymology: Latin

Synonyms: Skin disease, Disease of the skin, Skin disorder

Use in a sentence:After 15 years of study, the Berkeley scholars determined that aphids were transferring a virus called xanthosis from plant to plant.

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