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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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We selected 50 locations exhibiting fresh pocket gopher mounding activity (hereafter, active sites).
We transported pocket gophers in three separate events: 19-20 February 2014, 24-25 February 2014, and 21-22 March 2014.
Of the species encountered growing on the pocket gopher mounds in the disturbed dry sand prairie six were annuals and three were perennials.
The ecology of the pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius illinoensis) in Indiana.
1994) summarized known distributional data for pocket gophers in Colorado.
In grasslands, pocket gopher disturbances create potential colonization gaps in dense annual grass thatch.
If we are correct that the flood of 1929 erased most or all traces of the previous hybrid zone between these pocket gopher taxa, then we have the rare opportunity to know with some precision the time of formation of the present zone.
Pocket gophers are active at all hours and in all seasons, but evidence of their digging (the mounds of dirt) is most pronounced in early spring and early fall, when soil conditions are most favorable.
Pocket gophers were collected using Macabee traps set in fresh pocket gopher mounds located visually by driving slowly on all county roads in the study area.
Habits of the pocket gopher, Geomys breviceps breviceps.
These species occupy a prairie ecosystem and include the mardon skipper and Taylor's checker-spot butterflies, the streaked horned lark, and the Mazama pocket gopher.