Definition of Specimen in English :

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Specimen meaning in English

Meaning of Specimen in English

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Specimen pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of specimen


1. specimen

an example regarded as typical of its class

2. specimen

a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes

Example Sentences:
'they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of specimen
an individual, object, or part regarded as typical of the group or class to which it belongs
(as modifier)
a specimen signature
a specimen page
2. medicine
a sample of tissue, blood, urine, etc, taken for diagnostic examination or evaluation
the whole or a part of an organism, plant, rock, etc, collected and preserved as an example of its class, species, etc
4. informal, often derogatory
a person

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see synonyms of specimen
a part of a whole, or one individual of a class or group, used as a sample or example of the whole, class, or group; typical part, individual, etc.
2.  Informal
a (specified kind of) individual or person
an unsavory specimen
3.  Medicine
a sample, as of urine, sputum, or blood, for analysis

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of specimen
1. An individual, item, or part representative of a class or whole. See Synonyms at example.
2. An organism, part of an organism, or fossil that has been collected and usually preserved, especially for display or scientific research.
3. A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
4. Informal An individual; a person: a disagreeable specimen.

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