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n. pl. cryp·tos
1. One who covertly supports a certain doctrine, group, or party.
2. Cryptography.

[From crypto-.]


(ˈkrɪp toʊ)

n., pl. -tos.
a person who secretly supports or adheres to a group, party, or belief.
[1945–50; independent use of crypto-; cf -o]


a combining form meaning “hidden,” “not perceived immediately or with certainty” ( cryptozoology), “secret” (cryptogram), “not professing openly” ( crypto-fascist), “pertaining to cryptograms” ( cryptology).
[comb. form representing Greek kryptós hidden. See crypt]
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