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specimen

noun [C]     /ˈspes.ə.mɪn/
C2 something shown or examined as an example ; a typical example : He has a collection of rare insect specimens. Museums will pay large amounts of money for good dinosaur fossil specimens. Astronauts brought back specimens of moon rock .Samples and examples a small amount of blood or urine used for testing : They took blood and urine specimens for analysis .Medical examination
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