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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
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First Known Use of CRYPTOZOOLOGY

1969

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