Dictionary

cryptozoology

noun cryp·to·zo·ol·o·gy \ˌkrip-tə-zō-ˈä-lə-jē, -zə-ˈwä-\

Definition of CRYPTOZOOLOGY

:  the study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals (as Sasquatch) usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence
cryp·to·zoo·log·i·cal \-ˌzō-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
cryp·to·zo·ol·o·gist \-ˈä-lə-jist, -ˈwä-\ noun

First Known Use of CRYPTOZOOLOGY

1969

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: CryptozoonPrevious Word in the Dictionary: CryptozoniaAll Words Near: cryptozoology
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears