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Graduate education A denigrating term for a medical student who is treated as a scut monkey and told to get things for the department through which he or she is rotating at the time. See Rotater, Scut monkey.

gopher

a small burrowing rodent. Called pocket gopher because of its habit of storing food in a cheek pouch. Species are Thomomys talpoides (gray gopher) and Geomys spp. (pocket gopher).
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78 (range of one-two), which is less than the average count of embryos reported for Baird's pocket gophers in other studies.
The common species associated with pocket gopher mounds in disturbed dry sand prairie were the perennials Eragrostis trichoides and Opuntia humifusa with importance values of 69.
In summary, we identify the following threats to Camatta Canyon amole in 2012: invasive plants, Botta's pocket gophers, uncontrolled cattle grazing, road maintenance, and possibly lack of fire (Table 1).
Another explanation may be that pocket gophers exhibit high postnatal mortality rates while in the nest for various reasons.
Growth, reproduction, and sexual dimorphism in Thomomys bottae pocket gophers.
Systematic relationships and historical zoogeography of the desert pocket gopher, Geomys arenarius.
Additional reports about the distribution of this species in central Texas are needed if the taxonomic status and biogeographic history of Botta's pocket gopher are to be learned.
Previous studies have shown high survivorship from intraperitoneal implants in pocket gophers (Zinnel and Tester, 1991; Benedix, 1994), yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris, Van Vuren, 1989), American minks (Neovison vison), Franklin's ground squirrels (Spermophilus franklinii; Eagle et al.
These pocket gophers were collected in their preferred habitat of loose sandy soils (Goetze & Jones 1992).
Being fossorial, pocket gophers are difficult to live trap and, thus, comparisons of trapping techniques are warranted.