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specimen

noun case in point, documentum, example, exemplum, exponent, guide, illustration, model, paradigm, pattern, representative, repreeentative selection, sample
See also: case, entity, example, illustration, instance, model, paragon, pattern, representative, sample

SPECIMEN. A sample; a part of something by which the other may be known.
     2. The act of congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires the inventor or discoverer of an invention or discovery to accompany his petition and specification for a patent with specimens of ingredients, an of the composition of matter, sufficient in quantity for the purpose of experiment, where the invention or discovery is of the composition of matter.

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All the fireflies, which I caught here, belonged to the Lampyridae (in which family the English glowworm is included), and the greater number of specimens were of Lampyris occidentalis.
The industrious reader, indeed, might select out of these specimens from Steele, a picture, in minute detail, of the characteristic manners of that time.
There the nets brought up beautiful specimens of fish: some with azure fins and tails like gold, the flesh of which is unrivalled; some nearly destitute of scales, but of exquisite flavour; others, with bony jaws, and yellow-tinged gills, as good as bonitos; all fish that would be of use to us.
General principles of specimen collection and transport.
A four-step process was employed to address ED and laboratory complaints: 1) the number of hemolyzed specimens received by the laboratory was totaled and categorized by department for a two-month period, 2) specimen processing and turnaround times (TAT) were evaluated for adherence to protocol and/or invalid procedure steps, 3) a certified phlebotomy staff was sent to the ED to observe collection protocol and train the personnel collecting blood, 4) ED and laboratory managers met to discuss the evidence and evaluate the need for operational changes in procedures.
A hygrothermal reaction is induced without evaporating the moisture contained in the specimen by the pressure in the sealed space chamber.
The following section presents the species identified, the number of examined specimens, and their geographic distribution (Table 1, Fig.
Nonlinear buckling analysis with gradually increasing loads was applied to find the load level at which a specimen became unstable (Ansys, 2005).
For the remaining tissue in such cases, additional cassettes, each accommodating 2 grams of chips per each additional 10 grams of the specimen were used.
It covers communicating laboratory needs; specimen management policies and rationale; body fluid specimens; gastrointestinal specimens; genital specimens; respiratory specimens; urine specimens; viruses, chlamydiae, rickettsiae, and fungi; wound specimens; and specimen management summary tables.
The instrument-compatible microtube has the same outer dimensions as a venous collection tube (13 x 75 mm) with a false bottom, which facilitates the collection of small volumes (maximum of 500 [micro]L) of blood and the application of a full barcode specimen label.
The application of structural size specimen data can be used to predict the much higher quality and the strength of timber to be used in construction field and it also can be at published in the Malaysian code of practice.