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cryptozoology

[krip-toh-zoh-ol-uh-jee] /ˌkrɪp toʊ zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of evidence tending to substantiate the existence of, or the search for, creatures whose reported existence is unproved, as the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster.
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cryptozoological
[krip-toh-zoh-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌkrɪp toʊˌzoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cryptozoological

cryptozoology

/ˌkrɪptəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ; -zuː-/
noun
1.
the study of creatures, such as the Loch Ness monster, whose existence has not been scientifically proved
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