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Referenced once in behind-the-scenes dialogue, the gangorian clam was a type of illness.

While filming Star Trek Beyond, McCoy actor Karl Urban ad libbed a line in which McCoy told James T. Kirk that the gangorian clam had passed from Kirk to Nurse Chapel, which Kirk professed to know already and which McCoy said Chapel wasn't very happy about. ("Gag Reel", Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray special features)

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