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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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Although strictly random location of 20 sites was not feasible, evidence of ground squirrel activity was not considered in determining site locations.
A new Louisiana heron and a new round tailed ground squirrel from lower California, Mexico.
Since a colony of ground squirrels will eat large amounts of alfalfa, grown to feed livestock, ranchers and farmers often welcome recreational "sage rat" shooters on their properties.
Two visual assessments at Tamarack Flat Campground noted a lower than expected abundance and diversity of rodents and numerous abandoned California ground squirrel burrows.
Species of Eimeria from the thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, from Wyoming.
Annual and seasonal weight changes in a thirteen-lined ground squirrel population, Itasca Sate Park, Minnesota.
Being high is better: Effects of elevation and habitat on Arctic ground squirrel demography.
Key words: Arctic Ground Squirrel, Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, predation, Urocitellus parryii, Yukon
In the present study, we aim to investigate the effects of hibernation on GSH levels, NO production and lipid peroxidation in various tissues of aroused and non-hibernating of Anatolian ground squirrel.
Scotland and France have been following a population of Columbian ground squirrels in the Alberta.
In response to the decline in ground squirrel populations, reintroduction as a management tool has been used frequently, with several thousand animals translocated in Hungary and also Poland (IUCN 2010).
The relationship between early development and evolutionary persistence of ground squirrel antisnake behavior.