|Caption:||Deral, a Meridian male|
|Caption:||Seltin Rakal, a Meridian female|
The Meridians were a humanoid species who were the descendants of an expedition that was stranded on the planet Meridian, located in the Gamma Quadrant, during the 14th century. They spent sixty years in a non-corporeal state as the planet shifted between dimensions. While in physical form the Meridians were humanoid in appearance, with distinguishing markings near their eyes.
The passage between dimensions was a celebrated event on Meridian and was marked with first meal and last meal. The time spent in the physical universe was used to experience physical sensation, get to know each other, and raise families. (DS9: "Meridian")