cryptozoology

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crypto- +‎ zoology.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkɹɪptoʊzoʊˈɒlədʒi/

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cryptozoology (uncountable)

  1. Study of cryptids, animals whose existence has not been proven.
    The Loch Ness Monster is one of the mysteries of cryptozoology.
    • 2007, Jeff Meldrum, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, Tom Doherty Associates, →ISBN, page 45:
      This peculiar situation amplifies the reluctance of conservative scientists to objectively consider the search for hidden animals, the field of cryptozoology. [] Indeed, cryptozoology has gained increasing legitimacy in recent years.

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