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The study of creatures, such as the Loch Ness monster, whose existence has not been substantiated.

cryp′to·zo′o·log′i·cal (-zō′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
cryp′to·zo·ol′o·gist n.


(ˌkrɪptəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ; -zuː-)
(Zoology) the study of creatures, such as the Loch Ness monster, whose existence has not been scientifically proved


(ˌkrɪp toʊ zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi)

the investigation of creatures whose existence is not proved, as the yeti and the Loch Ness monster.
cryp`to•zo•ol′o•gist, n.
cryp`to•zo`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
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