Cryptozoology
n. [Gr. kryptos, hidden; zoon, animal; logos, discourse]
The study of the Cryptozoa.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • cryptozoology — noun Date: 1969 the study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals (as Sasquatch) usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence • cryptozoological adjective • cryptozoologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cryptozoology — cryptozoologist, n. cryptozoological /krip toh zoh euh loj i keuhl/, adj. /krip toh zoh ol euh jee/, n. the study of evidence tending to substantiate the existence of, or the search for, creatures whose reported existence is unproved, as the… …   Universalium

  • cryptozoology — study of animals for whose existence there is no conclusive proof Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cryptozoology — noun the search for animals whose existence is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the Loch Ness monster. Derivatives cryptozoological adjective cryptozoologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • cryptozoology — cryp·to·zoology …   English syllables

  • cryptozoology — cryp•to•zo•ol•o•gy [[t]ˌkrɪp toʊ zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. bio the investigation of creatures whose existence is not proved, as the yeti and the Loch Ness monster • Etymology: 1955–60 cryp to•zo•ol′o•gist, n. cryp to•zo o•log′i•cal əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl adj …   From formal English to slang

  • cryptozoology — /krɪptoʊzoʊˈɒlədʒi/ (say kriptohzoh oluhjee) noun the study of animals whose existence is disputed, such as the Loch Ness Monster or the yeti. {crypto + zoology} –cryptozoologist, noun –cryptozoological /krɪptoʊzoʊəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ (say kriptohzohuh… …   Australian English dictionary

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