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cryptozoic 1

División en sílabas: cryp·to·zo·ic
Pronunciación: /ˌkriptəˈzōik/

adjetivo

Ecology
(Of small invertebrates) living on the ground but hidden in the leaf litter, under stones or pieces of wood.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • This may account in part for the paucity of crepuscular to nocturnal or cryptozoic to fossorial skink lineages in the interior.
  • The very luxuriance of the vegetation, however, with its unlimited hiding-places for cryptozoic animals, made the task of collection more difficult than it would have been in a clearer neighbourhood, where the animals are concentrated, as it were, in a comparatively few spots.

Origen

Late 19th century: from Greek kruptos 'hidden' + zōē 'life' + -ic.

Derivados

cryptozoa

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plural sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The term cryptozoa was coined by him to describe the light-abhorring animals found under logs or stones in damp, dark situations.
  • Student supervision has involved projects in the general field of ecology of cryptozoa.
  • They are members of that large category of animals known descriptively (not taxonomically) as cryptozoa, or hidden animals.

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Cryptozoic 2 División en sílabas: Cryp·to·zo·ic
Pronunciación: /ˌkriptəˈzōik/

adjetivo

Geology
Of, relating to, or denoting the period (the Precambrian) in which rocks contain no, or only slight, traces of living organisms. Compare with Phanerozoic.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The term ‘Precambrian’ is still used for Cryptozoic rocks, but tends to be applied loosely to formations lying beneath identified Cambrian strata and of uncertain age.
  • The Cryptozoic rocks are exposed in the continental shield areas and show patterns of orogenic activity.

Origen

Early 20th century: from Greek kruptos 'hidden' + zōē 'life' + -ic.

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