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In science fiction, a member of a race of hostile alien machine-organisms which appeared in the BBC television serial Dr Who from 1963; they are characterized by their staccato mechanical utterance, and their catch-phrase, ‘Exterminate! Exterminate!’

The name is an invented word, coined by the author Terry Nation after a volume of an encyclopedia covering the alphabetical sequence dallek.

Subjects: Literature.


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