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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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This day I found a specimen of a curious fungus, called Hymenophallus.
I was insensible when washed ashore, but the miserable remnant of my superb specimen was still intact; I now lay it before you.
Objectives: To determine the frequency of incidentally diagnosed carcinoma prostate in prostatic specimens removed by transurethral approach for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
This guide is to help nurses, physicians and, and other medical personnel in selecting, collecting, preserving, and transporting specimens for clinical microbiological analysis.
The laboratory processes 600 hematology specimens per day with 50 pediatric specimens.
Two different types of specimens were prepared; small clear specimens and structural size specimens according to ASTM D-143 and ASTM D-198 respectively.
Incorrectly labeled patient blood specimens create opportunities for laboratory testing personnel to mistake one patient's specimen for a specimen from a different patient.
As of April 20, 2016, the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL) has tested specimens from 913 persons who met state criteria for Zika virus testing.
Potential issues from practice were explored such as time pressures, multi-tasking, individual responsibility and difficulties with checking multiple specimens.
This requires the timely provision of properly collected specimens to the laboratory.
Dan noted that while smaller specimens had firm, round, tubular stalks, the mature adults flattened like a flat bicycle tube.
None of the large Miocene specimens in the Idaho Museum of Natural History collections have been identified as of yet.