Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry the VIII, is a specimen of speculation, admiration, and everything in between.
That gave participants an opportunity to try taxidermy without skinning the specimen, which some people find hard to stomach.
The lab report came back showing the specimen was some kind of rotten meat.
Her flowers are the piece specimen—sterile, clinical white, and cold to the touch.
One day during his office hours, a female student asked him if he would agree to have a specimen studied in his laboratory.
I find this specimen growing in a cspitose manner on decayed wood.
I had no means of preserving a specimen, but I took a drawing of one.
Soaking the specimen in the solution does not aid development and is actually undesirable as it requires a longer drying time.
Here is a specimen of his graceful blending of irony and humor.
So I set a trap and next night had a specimen of the Squeaker as well as a couple of the omnipresent Deer-mice.
1610s, "pattern, model," from Latin specimen "indication, mark, example, sign, evidence," from specere "to look at" (see scope (n.1)). Meaning "single thing regarded as typical of its kind" first recorded 1650s.
specimen spec·i·men (spěs'ə-mən)
A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.