[ krip-toh-zoh-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌkrɪp toʊ zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi /


the study of evidence tending to substantiate the existence of, or the search for, creatures whose reported existence is unproved, as the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster.

Origin of cryptozoology

OTHER WORDS FROM cryptozoology

cryp·to·zo·ol·o·gist, nouncryp·to·zo·o·log·i·cal [krip-toh-zoh-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌkrɪp toʊˌzoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cryptozoology

/ (ˌkrɪptəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ, -zuː-) /


the study of creatures, such as the Loch Ness monster, whose existence has not been scientifically proved
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