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The term hull refers to the body or frame of a ship or starship. Warp-worthy vessels must have a hull able to withstand extreme accelerations. The hull of a Starfleet vessel was usually separated into two parts: the primary and secondary hulls.

The primary and secondary hulls of a Galaxy-class starship further consisted of an "outer" and "inner" hull. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II")

The term "inner hull" was additionally used in the final draft script of ENT: "Impulse", to describe the interior of the Vulcan ship Seleya.

Borg cubes utilized technology that automatically regenerated their hull when damaged. (TNG: "Q Who")

In 2151, Doctor Phlox was telling Miss Malvin's class about locating a colony of spores on the hull of a craft, but was interrupted by Jonathan Archer before he could finish. (ENT: "Breaking the Ice")

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The basics of these incidents have been referenced in several episodes. More detailed explanations given by the writing and technical staff when creating the show are contained in the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual and the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual.

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