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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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The association of southeastern pocket gophers with areas of xeric sandy soils is well supported in the literature (McNab, 1966; Wilkins, 1985; Wilkins, 1987; Simkin and Michener, 2005; Southern Wildlife Consultants, 2008).
Other fossorial species of vertebrates will use abandoned pocket gopher tunnels (Huntly & Inouye 1988), but limited evidence exists for whether these other species occupy the same tunnels when a pocket gopher is present.
We transported pocket gophers in three separate events: 19-20 February 2014, 24-25 February 2014, and 21-22 March 2014.
In September 2012, a disturbed dry sand prairie on the east flank of Devil's Tower was searched for plains pocket gopher mounds.
In addition, we observed Botta's pocket gophers causing extensive disturbance to the habitat in 2011 and 2012, especially where invasive plants were abundant.
Baldwin said that aluminum phosphide tablets, which release toxic phosphine gas when moistened in a tunnel, are very effective against pocket gophers.
Among them are four that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA): two rare butterflies--Taylor's checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori) and the Mardon skipper (Polites mardon)--the streaked horned lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata), and the Mazama pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama).
Relationships of pocket gophers of the genus Geomys from the Central and Northern Great Plains.
COUNTRYSIDE: I was reading about Larry's problem with pocket gophers.
Pocket gophers prefer your garden to your lawn because they like to eat roots.
In 2003, the Memphis Zoo performed a census and analysis of pine snakes and Baird's pocket gophers to aid in improved management and conservation.
Four species of three genera of pocket gophers (Geomyidae) reach limits of their geographic distributions in southeastern Colorado (Fitzgerald et al.