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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spec·i·men /ˈspɛsmən, ˈspɛsə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 spec·i·men /ˈspɛs(ə)mən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spec·i·men n.  A part, or small portion, of anything, or one of a number of things, intended to exhibit the kind and quality of the whole, or of what is not exhibited; a sample; as, a specimen of a man's handwriting; a specimen of a person's blood; a specimen of painting; aspecimen of one's art.
 Syn: -- Sample; model; pattern.
 Usage: Specimen, Sample. A specimen is a representative of the class of things to which it belongs; as, a specimen of photography. A sample is a part of the thing itself, designed to show the quality of the whole; as, a sample of sugar or of broadcloth. A cabinet of minerals consists of specimens; if a part be broken off from any one of these, it is a sample of the mineral to which it belongs. “Several persons have exhibited specimens of this art before multitudes of beholders.” --Addison. “I design this but for a sample of what I hope more fully to discuss.” --Woodward.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an example regarded as typical of its class
      2: a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for
         diagnostic purposes; "they collected a urine specimen for