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cryptozoology

[krip-toh-zoh-ol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of cryptozoology

Related formscryp·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
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cryptozoology

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