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English definition of “specimen”

specimen

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈspesəmɪn/
EXAMPLE an animal, plant, etc used as an example of its type, especially for scientific study: This is one of the museum's finest specimens.Samples and examples
SMALL AMOUNT a small amount of a substance, such as blood, that is used for a testMedical examination
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