cryptograph

[ krip-tuh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈkrɪp təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /

noun

a system of secret writing; cipher.
a device for translating clear text into cipher.

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  2. cryptogenic,
  3. cryptogenic septicemia,
  4. cryptogram,
  5. cryptogrammatic,
  6. cryptographic,
  7. cryptography,
  8. cryptolith,
  9. cryptology,
  10. cryptomenorrhea

Origin of cryptograph

First recorded in 1635–45; crypto- + -graph

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British Dictionary definitions for cryptograph

cryptograph

/ (ˈkrɪptəʊˌɡræf, -ˌɡrɑːf) /

noun

something written in code or cipher
a code using secret symbols (cryptograms)
a device for translating text into cipher, or vice versa
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