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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A bit of tissue or blood that is taken for diagnostic purposes. Also: An example regarded as typical of its class.

Usage examples (33)
  • The specimen was taken from the doctor's office to the lab for testing.
  • Discovered in mid-May 2007, the specimen is awaiting formal description once additional data is collected.
  • While the specimen is about 1 m long, it only represents that part of the skull rostral to the antorbital fenestra.
  • Ripley finds out that the specimen is to be collected. for more
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