Specimen - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspesɪmən|  American pronunciation of the word specimen
Brit.  |ˈspɛsɪmɪn|  British pronunciation of the word specimen

noun

- an example regarded as typical of its class
- a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes

they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis

Examples

The church is a magnificent specimen of baroque architecture.

Her dance partner is a superb physical specimen.

they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis

The specimen of an alloy had been heat-treated.

He's a bright specimen! ирон.

the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line

the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil

Word forms

noun
singular: specimen
plural: specimens
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