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 Dictionary entry overview: What does specimen mean? 

  The noun SPECIMEN has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SPECIMEN used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1specimen [BACK TO TOP]


An example regarded as typical of its class

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("specimen" is a kind of...):

example; illustration; instance; representative (an item of information that is representative of a type)

Sense 2specimen [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Context example:

they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis

Hypernyms ("specimen" is a kind of...):

sample (all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "specimen"):

cytologic specimen (a specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis)

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