cryptozoology

noun
cryp·​to·​zo·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌkrip-tə-zō-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce cryptozoology (audio) , -zə-ˈwä- \

Definition of cryptozoology

: the study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals (such as Sasquatch) usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence

Other Words from cryptozoology

cryptozoological \ ˌkrip-​tə-​ˌzō-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce cryptozoology (audio) \ adjective
cryptozoologist \ ˌkrip-​tə-​zō-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce cryptozoology (audio) , -​zə-​ˈwä-​ \ noun

Examples of cryptozoology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent years, his work began attracting attention from cryptozoology researchers, including those looking for Bigfoot. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2022 In recent years, his work began attracting attention from cryptozoology researchers, including those looking for Bigfoot. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2022 In recent years, his work began attracting attention from cryptozoology researchers, including those looking for Bigfoot. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2022 In recent years, his work began attracting attention from cryptozoology researchers, including those looking for Bigfoot. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2022 Before long, fans of cryptozoology — the study of creatures like Big Foot that are rumored to exist — flocked to the riverside to have a look. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Oct. 2021 In addition to these legitimate species, fans of cryptozoology should keep their eyes peeled for the elusive Honey Island Swamp Monster, a ghoulish beast that’s been purported to lurk in the depths of the swamp since the 1960s. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 In recent years, his work began attracting attention from cryptozoology researchers, including those looking for Bigfoot. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, 21 Nov. 2019 One of my hobbies is dragging my patient wife to small towns to study beliefs and practices related to cryptozoology – the hunt for creatures, from Bigfoot to the Loch Ness Monster, whose existence hasn’t been scientifically proven. Joseph P. Laycock, Smithsonian, 11 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of cryptozoology

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptozoology

crypto- + zoology

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Last Updated

15 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Cryptozoology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryptozoology. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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