Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry the VIII, is a specimen of speculation, admiration, and everything in between.
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.
Officials there quickly handed over the specimen to Dutch authorities who have assumed investigative responsibility in this case.
That gave participants an opportunity to try taxidermy without skinning the specimen, which some people find hard to stomach.
I find this specimen growing in a cspitose manner on decayed wood.
One would like to be favoured with a specimen of this kind of rural oratory.
Soaking the specimen in the solution does not aid development and is actually undesirable as it requires a longer drying time.
The etholog personates a specimen of a class which helps to characterize a period.
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.