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specimen

 [spes´ĭ-men]
a small sample or part taken to show the nature of the whole, such as a small quantity of urine for urinalysis or a small fragment of tissue for microscopic study.
clean-catch specimen (clean-voided specimen) a urine specimen obtained after the external urethral area is washed with a liquid soap and rinsed well; then the patient starts a urinary stream, stops it, and voids into a sterile specimen container. The purpose of obtaining such a specimen is to minimize contamination by external organisms. Called also midstream specimen.
midstream specimen clean-catch specimen.
sputum specimen a sample of mucous secretion from the bronchi and lungs; see also sputum specimen.

spec·i·men

(spes'ĭ-mĕn), Avoid the misspelling speciman.
A small part, or sample, of any substance or material obtained for testing.
[L. fr. specio, to look at]

specimen

(spĕs′ə-mən)
n.
1. An individual, item, or part representative of a class or whole.
2. An organism, part of an organism, or fossil that has been collected and usually preserved, especially for display or scientific research.
3. A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
4. Informal An individual; a person: a disagreeable specimen.

specimen

A small sample of something–cells, organ, organism, plasma, tissue, whatever, that represents a whole, from which a diagnosis is rendered or other determination of said object's nature is made. See Fasting specimen, Fingerstick specimen, Frozen specimen, Rejected specimen.

spec·i·men

(spes'i-mĕn)
A small part or sample of any substance or material obtained for testing.
[L. fr. specio, to look at]

specimen

a whole or part of an organism used as an example or illustration.
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Paraffin blocks corresponding to the specimen pairs were obtained, and 4 X 20 [micro]m sections were pooled into a single tube.
As the spray painting provides smaller dots compared to the other two patterns, and the camera resolution may not have been sufficient to capture the small-sized dots, the spray painting pattern was scaled appropriately to each specimen. It should not be too small as aliases will occur and not too large as the sub-set may be entirely in a black or white area and there will be many other similar spots on the specimen.
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In general, the shrinkage recorded on each ring specimen is the average recorded on the three DEMEC gage point locations (inner, mid-width, and outer).
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The lateral supports are provided at regular spaced intervals to ensure that the specimen will fail in crushing instead of buckling.
To conduct testing of the specimen on a reaction frame, the 4 sides were simply supported using hinges specially fabricated for the experiment.
Failure mode and fatigue behavior of flow drill screw (FDS) joints in lap-shear specimens of aluminum 6082-T6 sheets with and without clearance hole are investigated based on experiments and a structural stress fatigue life estimation model.
Results of testing conducted at BPHL suggest that urine might be the preferred specimen type to identify acute Zika virus disease.
This department was selected due to the high volumes of biopsies obtained from oncology patients in one procedure, with this identified in literature as posing an increased risk of specimen handling errors (Kim et al, 2013; Sehgal, Booth, & Cameron, 2012).
The produced soilcrete specimens were made as cylinders of 35 mm in diameter and 70 mm in height (LST EN 12716:2003).
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