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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Though several immunological methods have been reported for the detection of snake venom across the world (10-13), detection of snake venom in forensic specimens is more tedious for the forensic experts to know the exact cause of death of the victim.
Most of the bones in the collection, stored since 1973, are forensic specimens, and only a few are unclaimed specimens.
Nucleotide sequencing of the human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region has been validated for the genetic characterization of forensic specimens (for references, see Budowle et al.

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