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noun [countable] specimen pronunciation in British English /ˈspesəmɪn/
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  1. 1
    medical a small amount of blood, urine, or another liquid taken from your body so that it can be examined
    a saliva specimen
    specimen of: We have to test a specimen of your blood before you can become a donor.
  2. 2
    an example of something, especially of a plant or an animal
    The first recorded specimen of the fish was caught in the Pacific.
    a magnificent specimen of an Indian fig tree

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