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Medical Term:

Spermophilus

Pronunciation: sper-mof'il-us

Definition: A genus of ground squirrel. Spermophilus beecheyi, Spermophilus grammurus, Spermophilus pygmaeus, Spermophilus townsendi, and several other species that act as an important reservoir of Yersinia pestis.

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