Merete AndrusTaurus was a 23rd century member of the Palkeo Est civilization that originated on Altair IV. A qualified doctor of medicine, she was a member of Starfleet, serving as a junior medical officer on the staff of Leonard McCoy aboard the Federation starship USS Enterprise in the year 2270.
As a Palkeo Est woman, Merete's skin had a slightly purplish tint and her hair was of notably bright platinum coloration. She had somewhat of a stocky build and the shape of her eyes was upturned compared to Terran norms. Merete grew up in the Proxima Centauri star system, on Earth Outpost Walter-12, and during her education she had visited Proxima Alpha for biomorphology training.