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Ablative Armor
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An outer hull layer on some Federation starships that is designed to vaporize under weapons fire, thereby dissipating energy and protecting the ship's interior. The prototype ships U.S.S. Defiant...

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Acamarian
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Planet: Acamar III. The people of Acamar III finally forged peace a century ago after generations of bloody clan wars. One group of various clansmen who couldn't accept the new peace, the...

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Access Terminal
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Used within Borg vessels, this systems connector port allows individuals a direct link to the collective. It is also possibly used for transmission of energy to and from individuals.

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Access Tunnel
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Maintenance corridors on Deep Space Nine which allow station personnel access to vital circuitry and other utilities. In 2369, a Bajoran resistance device hidden in a tunnel leading to food...

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Active Camouflage
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Technology used by the rebels to hide their secret base on the planet Harlak from the Terran Empire.

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Adaptive Interface Link
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A connection between computer systems of different origins. An adaptive link is necessary when attempting to transfer data or functionality between to disparate types of equipment. In 2369, such a...

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Akaali
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Pre-industrial society encountered by the Enterprise NX-01. The Akaali were suffering from a mysterious plague caused by a secret Malurian mining operation. Luckily, Captain Archer uncovered this...

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Akritirians
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Advanced humanoid Delta Quadrant race with basic interstellar spaceflight, perhaps warp-capable. A dictatorship controls the planet, now dealing with an Open Sky group fighting to overthrow it....

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Al-Leyan
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Unspecified race that had a transport operating from Deep Space 4 to Caere on stardate 46731.5.

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Aldean
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Planet: Aldea. An ancient humanoid culture considered a myth by outsiders, thanks to a planet-wide shield and cloaking device operated by the age-old computer Custodian, until discovered by the...

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Algolians
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Origin: Algol System. A humanoid race which is distinguished physically by golden leathery skin with numerous small circular openings about the head, especially on their wide-set nostrils and atop...

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Algorian Mammoth
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A large woolly mammal of this world. Garak once absorbed 30 cc's of an anesthetic that would have knocked out such a beast, according to Bashir.

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Aliens, Abducting
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A previously unknown, telepathically linked and allasomorphic race who kidnapped Picard, a Mizarian and a Chalnoth like lab rats in 2366 in order to study the concept of leadership, which they lack.

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Aliens, Thed
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It may or may not be species-related, but suspicious character Villus Thed has short-range telepathic powers up to five meters away.

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Alsaurians
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The Alsaurians are treated as an under-class by the Mokra, which have seized control of the Alsaurian planet. The Mokra do not allow them to have communications equipment.

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Altonian brain teaser
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A holographic puzzle which Dax has been attempting to solve for over 440 years.

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Altorans
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Origin: unknown. Rumored to be traders with the Miradorn species.

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Alvanian Cave Sloth
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Another animal from this world, known for its deep sleep.

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Amazon University
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Before joining the crew of the Enterprise NX-01, Hoshi Sato taught exo-linguistics at this university.

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Amoeba
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Origin: space. A giant single-celled creature which resembles an Earth amoeba but is magnified millions of times. This space-roaming entity threatened to consume all life in the galaxy until it...

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Andorian Imperial Guard
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Andorian military force. Jonathan Archer and members of his crew were taken prisoner by the Guard in 2151 when the Andorians suspected the Vulcans of hiding a sensor array in the sacred temple P'Jem.

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Andorians
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Planet: Andoria. Humanoid Federation members are blue-skinned in appearance, with bilateral antennae that reflect their emotional state, and characteristically white hair. Andorians are...

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Angosian
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Planet: Angosia III   Civilized humanoids of Angosia III, typically thoughtful and intelligent. Due to their pacifism in matters of fighting, they used mind control and biochemicals to...

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Antedean
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Planet: Antide III Ichthyohumanoid species which are fish-like in appearance and have purplish-silver scales. The natives of Antede III have been seen by very few humans. Their preferred method...

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Antican
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Planet: Antica One of two quarreling races from the Beta Renna system, Anticans are marked by their canine-like faces, leathery skin and enlarged rear craniums. Although mostly bald, they have...

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antigrav
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Anti-gravity repeller technology used in hand-held grips or pallets to allow handling of overly massive cargo, and in medical rehabilitation therapy. Two antigravs were attached to Nomad to move...

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antilepton interference
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Type of particle field that can interfere with subspace radio. In 2369, Cardassian forces jammed subspace communications between Deep Space Nine and Starfleet with antileptons.

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antimatter converter assembly
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Part of the warp drive system of Federation starships, including the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and other Constitution class vessels.

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antimatter injectors
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The intake unit that forces antimatter into the warp core for its reaction with deuterium "matter.? As designed, the early NX-01's incoming antimatter stream is uncompressed, but Tucker...

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anyon emitter
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Tool used by Starfleet Engineering personnel. In 2368, Lieutenant Commander Data used a modified anyon emitter to remove chroniton particle contamination caused by a Romulan interphase generator...

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aphasia device
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Terrorist weapon created by the Bajoran resistance to spread an aphasia virus into the food replicators aboard Deep Space Nine. During the station's construction in 2351, one such device was...

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Aquans
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The race of sentient humanoids living beneath the waters of the planet Argo are unknown to the Federation prior of 2269. When the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise investigates the world, its officers...

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aqueduct systems
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System combining canals and above-ground water conduits to provide fresh water to inhabited communities. Parts of Bajor used aqueducts to supply water for drinking, sanitation, and agriculture. In...

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Arbazan
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Planet: Arbaza A humanoid race (pronounced "ARR-buh-zahn"), mostly distinguished in appearance by a high forehead hairline. The word is used as both the adjective and with "the" as the noun for...

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Argelians
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Planet: Argelius II. Despite the hedonistic nature of the natives of Argelius II, their planet has long been known as a friendly shore-leave spot for Starfleet — even after the murderous...

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argine
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An explosive mounted in a Ferengi locator bomb that was targeted at then-Grand Nagus Quark in 2369.

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Argosian
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Planet: Argosia. An alien species, one member of whom once threw a drink in Commander Sisko's face and nearly caused a brawl to break out.

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Argrathi
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A humanoid people whose government, the Argrathi Authority, punishes offenders by enforced, virtual memories of a prison stay modeled to fit their personalities. Perhaps a bit jumpy, they grew...

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Armory, NX-01
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The weaponry center of the NX-01 class starship, located in the bottom bow of the saucer section, where spatial and later photonic torpedoes are accessed and physically loaded for targeting,...

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Armus
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Planet: Vagra II. A unique but destructive life-form resembling a living oil slick but able to alter form into a variety of shapes, including a humanoid-like form and a thin shielding large enough...

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arva nodes
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Component of Tosk's ship damaged prior to his visit to Deep Space Nine in 2369. Arva nodes were used to convert space matter into fuel for propulsion, similar to a ramscoop.

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atavachron
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Sarepeidon technology which allows one-way time travel of the user's choice by way of pre-selected destinations within the planet's own history, programmed and archived for use on circular...

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atmosphere conditioning pumps
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Component of the life support system of a starship. While under the control of Noonien Soong in 2367, Lieutenant Commander Data overrode seven independent safety locks and reset the pumps...

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auto destruct
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Computer program aboard starships for destruction of the vessel, should the ship be captured or controlled by an enemy. Time until auto destruct is sixty seconds. On Galaxy-class starships, for...

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autosequencers
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Part of the transporter system which regulates the actual transporter process. When Ambassador T'Pel was apparently killed in a transporter accident in 2367, one suspected cause of the mishap was...

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Avianoid Aliens
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Members of this unspecified humanoid species distinguished by white, shaggy hair and a beak-like mouth continuing up into a Klingon-like forehead ridge are seen frequenting DS9. One wealthy native...

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Avidyne engines
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Type of impulse engines used on Constellation-class starships, obsolete by 2365. The U.S.S. Hathaway, equipped with this engine, was used in a Starfleet battle exercise with the U.S.S. Enterprise...

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Axanar
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Jonathan Archer's crew discovered a ship full of Axanar bodies drained of their triglobulin-rich bodily fluid. An Axanar ship later saved the Enterprise NX-01 from an attack by the same parasitic...

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axionic chip
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Element of the neural computing system of an exocomp.

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baffle plate
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Component of a Starfleet propulsion system, as with the U.S.S Antares. In 2266, Charles Evans caused the Antares to explode by making the baffle plate disappear. Another one that ruptured caused...

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Bajorans
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Planet: Bajor Humanoid race, distinguished outwardly only by extra wrinkles at the bridge of the nose, have wandered the galaxy and settled on various worlds ever since their homeland was...

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Bajorans, Mirror Universe
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Planet: Mirror Bajor. The Bajorans in this continuum are a member of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, and as such have control of Terok Nor. Even these confident and self-assured Bajorans take...

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Bandi
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Planet: Deneb IV. A humanoid culture who applied for entry into the Federation on stardate 41153.7. However, the Bandi were refused Federation membership due to the discovery that the they had...

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Baneans
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Planet: name unspecified. Race of advanced space-faring humanoids with feather-like head coverings. Convicted felons of capital offenses are punished by implanting the victim's own final memory...

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Bardeezans
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Planet: name unspecified. Space-faring race, otherwise nondescript, whose merchant ships have traversed the Bajoran wormhole into the Gamma Quadrant. One such ship left Deep Space Nine the night...

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Barkonians
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A pre-industrial, humanoid civilization residing on Barkon IV, located in the Barkon System.  While retrieving a downed radioactive space probe on their planet, Lieutenant Commander Data...

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Barolians
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A people, otherwise undescribed, who have formalized trade relations with the Romulan Empire. A visual record of trade negotiations from 2365 provided a positive identification of Romulan Senator...

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Barzans
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Planet: Barzan II. A humanoid species that requires breathing devices when off-world; their own atmosphere is inhospitable to most other races. The breather is worn about the neck and lower head,...

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bat'leth
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The traditional "sword of honor" preferred by Klingon warriors adept at the martial arts. About a meter long and shaped as a double-semicircle with four points (resembling a two-ended scimitar),...

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Battle Bridge
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Secondary command and control center on Galaxy class starships. The battle bridge is located atop the stardrive section of the ship, and is normally used in battle situations when the stardrive...

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bearing
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In celestial navigation, a mathematical expression describing a direction in space with relationship to a space vehicle. A bearing measures the angular difference between the current forward...

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Beneriam Hawk
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Planet: name unspecified. A predatory ornithoid life-form to whom Chief of Security Odo was compared on stardate 46853.2.

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Benzites
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Planet: Benzar. Mostly humanoid race whose members require a special breathing apparatus for oxygen atmospheres. This apparatus is worn on their chest with an extension reaching up to just in...

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Berellians
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Planet: name unspecified. A male of this unspecified race once lost to Jake in a game of Dom-jot, though Jake's girlfriend Marta called the game a hustle.

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beresium ore
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The asteroid that hit the home planet of the human Terra Nova colony contained this as a primary geological element. The thermo-shock of the impact created the "poison rain" that drove the...

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Beta 5 computer
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Powerful computer system built by unknown extraterrestrials, used by Gary Seven on Earth in 1968 and secluded into his New York apartment.

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Betazoids
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Planet: Betazed A Federation race basically humanoid except for the solid-colored dark pupils and mental power of telepathy within the race. They also have varying empathic links to other races....

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Big Sur Aquarium
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T'Pol has never been to this Earth tourist attraction, which is popular with the Starfleet personnel in San Francisco.

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bio-neural gel packs
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Advanced Federation technology which adds synthetic neural cells to a soft-sided circuitry module, designed to organize information more efficiently and speed up response time. The new feature is...

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bio-reactor
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A cluster of apparatuses and equipment designed by the Xindi-Reptilians to create a viral agent as a bio-weapon against Earth, based on organic samples of the target species. Brought back in time...

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bio-weapon, Xindi
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As a back-up plan to the Xindi superweapon being built by Degra's team, the Reptilians and Insectoids secretly plan an unauthorized project to build a bio-weapon to take out humanity by plague. To...

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biochips
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Cybernetic inserts found in members of the Borg. Placed into the body via surgery, the chip enhance the physical capabilities of Borg individuals as well as generating organic material needed for...

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biogenic weapon
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Banned biological weapon constructed from biomimetic gel, retroviral vaccines, isomiotic hypos, and plasma flares. A Maquis report in 2370 of Cardassian stockpiling of these items led to a covert...

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bipolar torch
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Cutting tool used by personnel on Deep Space Nine. In 2369, a torch was used to cut through the toranium metal inlay on one of the station's doors.

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Bolians
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Planet: Bolarus IX A Federation race of humanoids, most distinguishable in appearance by the narrow yet distinctive ridgeline running at least from over the skull from the spine to the nose and...

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Borg
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Origin: Delta Quadrant. A cybernetic life-form thousands of years old which is part organic, part artificial life. They have advanced well beyond Federation science, unknown prior to a...

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Borg vinculum
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The vinculum is the processing device at the core of every Borg vessel, which brings order to chaos. It interconnects the minds of all the drones; it purges individual thoughts and disseminates...

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Borg, altered
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Thanks to the concept of individuality introduced into " Hugh" Borg in 2368, some in the collective assumed the concept too quickly and became disconnected without leadership — a vacuum...

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boridium power converter
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Internal energy source of an exocomp.

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Boslics
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A humanoid spacefaring race whose freighter crew members, such as the male Tilikia and the female Rionoj, often visit DS9.

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Bothans
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A race of powerfully telepathic beings, the Botha have the ability to cause intense hallucinations in other beings, completely disabling their functions in reality. A Bothan attempted to take...

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branding device
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A branding device as might be used for livestock, carrying The Circle's logo, was used by three of its beleivers when they painfully burned the image onto Quark's forehead after jumping him alone...

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Bre'ellians
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Planet: Bre'el IV. Humanoid members of the Federation whose homeworld became threatened by a falling asteroidal moon until its orbit was restored by the entity known as "Q." Bre'ellians have blunt...

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Breen
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Planet: name unspecified. A humanoid species from a cold planet who operate in a politically non-aligned manner and are reputed to be aggressive, with outposts in Sector 97. It is presumed that...

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Brekkians
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Planet: Brekka. Basically humanoid, this race is known for a wrinkled nose bridge and a natural generation of a bio-electric charge, usable as a weapon-similar to that of the now-extinct...

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brig
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Old Terran naval designation for a ship's detention area for the holding of suspect individuals. On starships and other facilities, forcefields are used to bar individual cells and sometimes the...

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Bringloidi
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Planet: Bringloid V (Earth colony) . Simple but lusty descendants of the utopian Neo-Transcendentalists who set out from Earth in 2123 aboard the colony ship S.S. Mariposa during the lingering...

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Briori
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Civilization originating from a Class-L planet in the Delta Quadrant. The Briori abducted over 300 humans from Earth in 1937 to enslave them on their homeworld 70,000 light-years away....

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broad-spectrum warp field
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A subspace bubble which may be found to interfere with the structural integrity of a quantum fissure. In 2370, the Enterprsie-D's shuttlecraft Curie used such a field to seal a quantum fissure.

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Burgerland
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A Detroit fast-food eatery with a drive-through lane in 2004 that is visited by Loomis with Archer and T'Pol as they track the Xindi bio-weapon. Its menu includes the Double Superbeef burger and a...

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Buronian
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Otherwise unspecified ancient culture whose pottery resembles both Taguan and Marlonian, whose fragments Captain Picard once found in a dig on the homeworld.

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Bussard collectors
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Component of the warp drive nacelles of Federation starships, name for a 20th century Terran physicist who first theorized their operation. Located at the front of the nacelle, the collectors...

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Bynars
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Planet: Bynaus of Beta Magellan. Diminutive, large-craniumed asexual humanoid race with lilac skin. Over time their interconnection with their world's master computer has grown to the point that...

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Byzallians
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Planet: name unspecified. A species (pronounced "bye-ZAY-lee-uns') who asked that their scheduled Deep Space Nine conference be moved up a week circa stardate 48467.3.

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Byzatium
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Planet: name unspecified. Space-faring race (pronounced "bye-ZAY-tee-um"), otherwise nondescript, whose six such ships arrived at Deep Space Nine circa stardate 48467.3.

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cabrodine
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Component of a common explosive. Neela used this combination of this chemical and infernite to destroy Keiko O'Brien's school on Deep Space Nine in 2369.

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Cairn
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Humanoid telepathic race who until recently were unaware of spoken language and are being tutored in that area by Lwaxana Troi pending their United Federation of Planets membership application on...

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Caldonians
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Planet: Caldonia. A race of three-fingered beings over six feet tall, their enlarged cranium includes a raised bony framework shaped much like a perpendicular "theta" Greek letter. Primarily...

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Capellan Power-Cat
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The fierce Capellan power-cat hails from the planet Capella IV. Untamable, it will discharge 2,000 volts of electricity if even touched by another creature. Only a hypo with tranquilizer at its...

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Capellans
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Planet: Capella IV. A moderately primitive humanoid society based on tribal leadership and strong codes of war. Led by a high male tier, their customs and traditions forbid shows of cowardice, and...

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