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
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If scientists did start taking them seriously, there would no longer be a field of cryptozoology.
the study of creatures, such as the Loch Ness monster, whose existence has not been scientifically proved
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