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specimen

noun [C] uk   /ˈspes.ə.mɪn/ us  
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.
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