|1.||a. an individual, object, or part regarded as typical of the group or class to which it belongs|
|b. (as modifier): a specimen signature; a specimen page|
|2.||med a sample of tissue, blood, urine, etc, taken for diagnostic examination or evaluation|
|3.||the whole or a part of an organism, plant, rock, etc, collected and preserved as an example of its class, species, etc|
|4.||informal, derogatory often a person|
|[C17: from Latin: mark, evidence, proof, from specere to look at]|
specimen spec·i·men (spěs'ə-mən)
A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.