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specimen

noun [C] uk   us   /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. a small amount of blood or urine used for testing: They took blood and urine specimens for analysis.
Translations of “specimen”
in Arabic عَيّنة, نَموذَج…
in Korean 샘플, 견본…
in Malaysian spesimen…
in French spécimen…
in Turkish örnek, numune, göstermelik…
in Italian esemplare, campione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樣品, 標本, 樣本…
in Russian образец, экземпляр…
in Polish okaz, próbka…
in Vietnamese mẫu, mẫu vật…
in Spanish espécimen, muestra…
in Portuguese espécime, exemplar…
in Thai ตัวอย่าง…
in German das Exemplar…
in Catalan espècimen…
in Japanese 見本, 標本…
in Indonesian contoh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 样品, 标本, 样本…
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