cryptozoology


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cryp·to·zo·ol·o·gy

 (krĭp′tō-zō-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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.

cryptozoology

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

cryp•to•zo•ol•o•gy

(ˌkrɪp toʊ zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the investigation of creatures whose existence is not proved, as the yeti and the Loch Ness monster.
[1955–60]
cryp`to•zo•ol′o•gist, n.
cryp`to•zo`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
Translations
cryptozoologie
kriptozoologija
kriptozoológia
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I remain - if I am strong enough," asserted the sallow little Professor, whose large ears, thin like membranes, and standing far out from the sides of his frail skull, took on suddenly a deep red tint.
She is prettily dressed in gray poplin, trimmed with gray velvet, and set off by a ribbon of deep red tied in a bow at the throat.
Solomon therefore turned to his old companions, whose noses were brightly illuminated by the deep red glow from the bowls of their pipes; assured, by long experience, of their attention, and resolved to show his sense of such indecent behaviour.
We stood so, a long time; long enough for me to see the white marks of my fingers die out of the deep red of his cheek, and leave it a deeper red.