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An infected grup
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Name: Louise
Born: circa 1950
Died: 2266

Grups, a contraction of "grown ups", was the word used by the Onlies, or children, of Miri's planet to refer to adults. On that world, adults and children entering puberty developed the fatal form of the life prolongation complex. Blue blemishes covered their skin, and they became insane and dangerous. In this state, the adults attacked anyone near them, and destroyed their surroundings. During the initial outbreak of the plague, three centuries earlier, the children were forced to hide from all adults, including their own parents, until the adults died. This left the children with a deep-rooted fear of and distrust for adults. (TOS: "Miri")

On August 17, 2006, this term was used in a fashion/culture article in the Vancouver, BC weekly, The Georgia Strait:
Grups is a recently coined marketing buzzword branding 30- to 50-year-olds who aren't prepared to relinquish their young-at-heartedness. It's lifted from an episode of the old Star Trek TV show set on a planet with no grownups (grups).

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