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warp drive
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The main propulsion system for most starships that is capable of faster-than-light travel. The core of the warp drive uses  to control the annihilation of matter and antimatter. This...

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warp factor
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Warp factor is the unit used to measure faster-than-light travel, where 'c' is equal to the speed of light. Each increase of one warp is computed geometrically. Warp ten is theorized to be...

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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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4523
Tribble
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Origin: unspecified. A small animal characteristically soft, furry, and pleasing to most humanoids (with the exception of Klingons). Tribbles give off a soft purring sound that is...

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Holodeck
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The generic name, especially in use aboard Federation starships, for the "smart" virtual reality system as evolved by the 2360s — a technology that combines transporter, replicator and...

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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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Kriosians
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Planet: Krios. The tall, slender humanoid members if this species share similarities in their skin pigments — a dark-spotted, skin pattern along the hairline and down the neck and spine...

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45854
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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46379
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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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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Cardassians
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Planet: Cardassia   Tall, long-necked, humanoid in appearance, marked by several bony protrusions and ridges: one from the shoulder to under the ears, whose bottom lobes in turn are more...

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Changeling
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Origin: Gamma Quadrant Little is known about this strange race. They call themselves Changelings, a name adopted from others' use. The Changelings are the highest order in a Gamma Quadrant...

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Ferengi
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The homeworld of the Ferengi species is Ferenginar. The Ferengi have a culture which is based entirely upon commerce. They follow a code of conduct known as "The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition."...

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Frunalian
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Origin: the Alpha Quadrant. An alien species which took an early scientific interest in the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole near the Deep Space Nine space station. This species has also...

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holosuite
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Terms for the recreational holodeck facilities located on the second floor of Quark's bar on Deep Space Nine.

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ODN
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Acronym for Optical Data Network. The system of fiber-optics used on Federation starships by the ship's computers for data transmission. Deep Space Nine used a similar network, but it was poorly...

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Prophets
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Origin: Bajoran wormhole According to Bajoran religious doctrines, the prophets are the spiritual protectors and guides to the Bajoran peoples. Throughout Bajoran history, several unusual...

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pulse compression wave
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Added to a phaser blast , the pulse compression wave will increase the destructive power of a phaser. In 2369, Chief Operations Officer O'Brien used the pulse compression wave to defend Deep Space...

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Symbionts, Trill
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Only 300 symbionts are available for hosting each year on average. If a host is weak, the personality of the symbiont will overwhelm it. Unless its current Joined Host objects, a prospective Host...

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thoron field
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Energy field that Deep Space Nine can produce to block outside sensor scans.

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Trunkhead Aliens
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Planet: unspecified. Commonly seen in Federation faciliities such as DS9. A dull brown-skinned race with pointed upswept ears and a long, trunk-like, fleshy protrusion from the back of the skull...

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Wormhole Aliens
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Origin: The Bajoran wormhole. Non-corporeal, non-linear telepathic race who built the wormhole adjoining Bajor some 10,000 years ago and worshiped by the natives there as "The Prophets" because of...

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46392
energy distribution net
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Generic nomenclature for the Cardassian shipboard equivalent of Starfleet's electro-plasma system: the shipwide power system.

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46401
communicator, Bajoran
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The Bajoran symbol on a pin, as worn by Kira and Odo, is also used as a communicator in the style of the Starfleet version but is worn on the right breast rather than the left.

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Joranian ostrich
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Planet: name unspecified. An alien ornithic species with an extremely fearful disposition. Fear has developed notable evolutionary flaws in the species; if frightened, the Joranian ostrich is...

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46410
klon peags
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Wadi instruments resembling chopsticks that was prized in Wadi culture and have a variety of uses. In 2369, Falow proposed a stake of klon peags in a wager with Quark, but Quark declined to accept...

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Wadi
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Origin: Gamma Quadrant Space-faring and game-loving humanoid race (pronounced "WAH-dee") from an unspecified planet whose people are the first formally known to be contacted from the Alpha-Beta...

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46421
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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Garanian Bolites
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Extremely small creatures which act as irritants when they come into contact with humanoid skin, as two unsuspecting Bajorans learned due to a trick played on them by Jake and Nog in 2369.

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Lauriento massage holoprogram #101-A
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Holosuite program available at Quark's bar on space station Deep Space Nine. This program provides the customer with a body massage by a humanoid woman with webbed hands. On stardate 46421.5 the...

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46423
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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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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diboridium core
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Small power generators of Cardassian design. The Bajoran resistance constructed an aphasia device powered by a diboridium core that was accidentally triggered on Deep Space Nine in 2369.

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mooring clamps
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Mechanisms used at Deep Space Nine to hold docked ships in place at their assigned docking ports.

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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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graviton field
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Component of a tractor beam that enhances the structural strength of an object undergoing towing. In 2369, Deep Space Nine was endangered by an unknown life form contained inside an alien artifact...

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Hunters
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Origin: unknown planet in the Gamma Quadrant. A humanoid race who live to pursue the Tosk in an endless life-and-death hunt, never contacted again after a single incident on DS9 in 2369 soon after...

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ramscoop
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Also known as a Bussard collector. A ramscoop uses magnetic fields to collect hydrogen from interstellar for fuel. Chief O'Brien compared ramscoops to the arva nodes in Tosk's ship damaged in...

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security sensor
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Sensors protecting the airlocks and entrances to interior areas of Deep Space Nine. The sensors can detect weapons and sound an alarm.

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Tosk
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Origin: Gamma Quadrant A reptilian race, bred by unspecified eugenicists to enjoy being hunted and provide as exciting and interesting a chase as possible. They live only to outwit their Hunters...

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Vulcans
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Planet: Vulcan A humanoid race, with copper-based blood, slightly green-tinted complexion and notably pointed ears, they are responsible in a large part for the founding of the Federation. Over...

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46531
EPI capacitor
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Door mechanism on Starfleet runabouts that can open a door by bypassing the actuation servos.

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graviton
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Elementary particle of matter that transmits gravitational energy.

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MK-12 scanner
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A security device used for identify verification. The array office on the Promenade of Deep Space Nine uses such a scanner to verify the identify of individuals storing valuables there. While on...

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Promethean quartz
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An internally naturally glowing mineral that has a high commercial value. Vash, an archaeologist and entrepreneur, while in the Gamma Quadrant, stumbled upon a geode resembling a Promethean...

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tritium
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A slightly radioactive hydrogen isotope with an atomic weight of 3, hazardous if in high concentrations. Tritium gas was used on Deep Space Nine in 2369 to track particle flow back to a dangerous...

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Verathans
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Origin: the Gamma Quadrant. A humanoid race (pronounced "vuh-RATH-uns") whose civilization reached its height 30,000 years ago, spanning over two dozen systems interconnected with a highly...

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Yridians
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Planet: name unspecified. This wrinkly-skinned alien species famed as information merchants was known to the Vulcans before humans, at least in the altered but impermanent future during Archer's...

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46594
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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energy containment cell
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Mechanism that can store neural patterns of an individual. One such cell was used in 2369 to hold the consciousness of Rao Vantika.

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Kobliad
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Origin: unspecified planet near the Bajoran system. Dying humanoid space-faring culture near the Bajoran system (pronounced "KOH-blee-add") who use Federation-supplied deuridium to stabilize their...

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microscopic generator
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Apparatus used by Rao Vantika to transfer his mind into Dr. Bashir in 2369.

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subspace shunt
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Security lockout bypass device used by Kobliad criminal Rao Vantika. With it, he gained control of various computer systems.

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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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Dolbargi
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A culture capable of a self-induced death-simulation technique that is teachable to and usable by others, including Hupyrians and Ferengi — as servant Maihar'du taught Grand Nagus Zek.

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Hupyrians
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Planet: name unspecified. A tall, facially-wrinkled, white-skinned, mute, humanoid species, many members of whom can be found working for important Ferengi officials because the Hupyrians have a...

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locator bomb
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Advanced weapon mounted with a sorium argine explosive that could seek out and track a target using sensors capable of detecting the pheromones of the targeted individual. In 2369, Rom and Krax...

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Tarahongians
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Planet: name unspecified. A people (pronounced "tair-uh-HONG-ee-uns") who are naturally gullible — at least according to Quark, who shrugs off Grand Nagus Zek's praise at selling their...

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

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Miradorn
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Planet: name unspecified. A race (pronounced "MEER-a-dorn") in which all are twins who make up a single self as two halves of one being — a "quarrelsome people," according to Quark. Natives...

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Rakhari
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Planet: Rakhar, Gamma Quadrant. Humanoid race distinguished by heavy ridges down the nose and full heads of bushy hair. Aware and unafraid of space-farers, they cared little about outside contact...

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toh-maire
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High explosive gas pockets found in the Chamra Nebula. In 2369, Odo escaped an attacking Miradorn ship by leading it through a toh-maire cloud, which ignited and destroyed the Miradorn vessel.

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Vanoben
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Planet: name unspecified. The otherwise nondescript home (pronounced "van-NOBB-un") of a transport ship raided only two light years from Deep Space Nine, when an artifact similar to one being...

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Dal'Rok
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Planet: Bajor. A unique creature made of energy that is fabricated for five days of every year by the Bajoran Sirah to place two opposing villages against a mythical creature and thereby continue...

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46753
differential magnetometer
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Mechanisms used to fine-tune interpretations of magentic scans. One device used by the U.S.S. Rio Grande in 2369 to search for the Yangtzee Kiang was mounted on probes to pick up magnetic...

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Ennis/ Nol-Ennis
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Origin: Gamma Quadrant. Two humanoid factions of the same species who fought for so long they were banished to a prison moon to continue their fighting, able to finally die only if they escape the...

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mutual induction field
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Satellite produced energy field barrier, that prevents communication and inhibits sensor readings.

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Carnivorous Rastipod
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Origin: Bajor. An animal reputed for a distinct lack of grace — apparently, a beast with two left legs.

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chlorobicrobes
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Agricultural chemical used by Bajoran to increase crop production.

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Energy Transfer, Bajor
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With Federation aid, Bajor planned to make its first-ever large-scale energy transfer to the planet by tapping the molten core of its one-time inhabited fifth moon, Jeraddo, to heat a few hundred...

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self-sealing stem bolts
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Devices that Nog and Jake Sisko received in trade for yamok sauce in 2369. Nog and Jake traded the 100 gross bolts in turn for seven tessipates of land on planet Bajor.

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tessipate
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Unit of measure of land area on planet Bajor. In 2369, Sircho Ch'Ano traded seven tessipates of land for a supply of self-sealing stem bolts in the possession of Nog and Jake Sisko.

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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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Gunji jackdaw
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Origin: Alpha Quadrant. A species resembling an ostrich, spotted on Deep Space Nine's Promenade on stardate 46853.

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habitat ring
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Part of the structure of Deep Space Nine. The habitant ring encircles the central core of the station, and is primarily filled with quarters and other living facilities for personnel. Three...

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hologenerators
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Equipment used by a holodeck to create holographic images. In 2369, Quark mentioned to Security Chief Odo that he would like to expand the size of his bar so that he could use the bar's existing...

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impulse sustainer
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Propulsion system used in vehicles such as sensor probes to provide thrust after the probe is launched.

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level-1 personnel sweep
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Sensor scan pattern used to locate personnel. In 2369 Security Chief Odo ran such a sweep to ensure than a station-wide evacuation order was being obeyed by station residents.

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lower pylon 1
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The lower half of docking pylon 1 on Deep Space Nine. Lower pylon 1 was evacuated in 2369 when a subspace rupture was imminent.

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pulse-wave torpedo
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A ship-mounted explosive weapon. In 2169, a Vulcan spacecraft attempted to close a subspace rupture with such a device. When a similar rupture was believed to be forming near Deep Space Nine in...

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thoron emissions
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Also known as radon-220. Radioactive isotopes created by the decay of thorium. Thoron emissions from the Denorios Belt increased following the appearance of unknown aliens at Deep Space Nine 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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Klaestronians
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Planet: Klaestron IV. An advanced space-faring humanoid race that is distinguishable in appearance by an ear ridge that comes forward to the eye, raising the hairline over the ear. The world was...

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Kaleans
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Origin: unknown. An unfriendly group of this race (pronounced "CAL-ee-uns"), once confronted Curzon Dax and Commander Sisko on Rochani III.

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pheromonic sensor
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A device sensitive to pheromones, designed to detect a person of a particular species within a certain range. Flaxian assassins are known to favor such a device as a trigger for a bomb. A...

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phoretic analyzer
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Device used in the infirmary of Deep Space Nine. In 2369, Dr. Bashir asked Security Chief Odo to pour himself into such a device for analysis of his body's chemistry.

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Saltah'na
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Origin: Gamma Quadrant. An ancient race (pronounced "sul-tu-NAW") that was entirely destroyed by a massive power struggle. The events were described in a telepathic archive contained in energy...

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Saltah'na clock
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An elaborate timepiece. Commander Sisko built one in 2369 while under the influence of Saltah'na energy sphere.

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Saltah'na energy spheres
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Telepathic devices that stored the history of a power struggle that wiped out the Saltah'na race. The Klingon ship Toh'Kaht found the sphere on a planet in the Gamma Quadrant in 2369. The spheres...

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subspace transponder
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Location beacon used by space vehicles ranging from starships to flight recorders.

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thalmerite device
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Explosive used in 2369 to destroy the Klingon bird-of-prey Toh'Kaht after its crew fell under the control of Saltah'na energy spheres.

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Valerians
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Origin: unknown. This humanoid space-faring race of the Alpha Quadrant delivered weapons-grade dolomide to the occupying Cardassians on Bajor and were suspected of still doing so in 2369 at DS9,...

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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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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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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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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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carbon reaction chambers
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Part of Cardassian nuclear fusion reactors such as those aboard Deep Space Nine. The term refers to the carbon-lined containment vessels within the reactors.

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electroplasma system
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The common Federation power-distribution network, abbreviated EPS. Located on the power transfer conduits. Small quantities of drive plasma can be diverted through the taps to generate electricity...

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emulator module
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Part of the computer systems on Deep Space Nine. The modules allow the computers to access alien computer networks.

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