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spec·i·men

specimen

 
 
pronunciation:
spe s mn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part or example used to represent a larger whole.
My grandfather tracks specimens of certain birds to learn their patterns of flight.
synonyms:
example, representative, sample
similar words:
type
definition 2: a small amount of tissue or liquid from the body used for testing.
Doctors often use specimens of blood to find out why someone is sick.
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