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The Winner of the 2010 Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 13-year-old Anamika Veeramani, from Royalton, Ohio who spelled stromuhr – a medical word for "a rheometer designed to measure the amount and speed of blood flow through an artery" – to win the 83rd Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee on Friday, June 4, 2010. Way to go, Anamika, and congratulations to all contestants!

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