[ krip-toh-zoh-ol-uh-jee ]

  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.

Origin of cryptozoology


Other words from cryptozoology

  • cryp·to·zo·ol·o·gist, noun
  • cryp·to·zo·o·log·i·cal [krip-toh-zoh-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌkrɪp toʊˌzoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective

Words Nearby cryptozoology Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cryptozoology in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cryptozoology


/ (ˌkrɪptəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ, -zuː-) /

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

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