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cryptozoology

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

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

cryp·to·zo·ol·o·gist, nouncryp·to·zo·o·log·i·cal [krip-toh-zoh-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌkrɪp toʊˌzoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cryptozoology

cryptozoology
/ (ˌkrɪptəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ, -zuː-) /

noun

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