Definition of cryptozoology in English:
The search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the Loch Ness monster and the yeti.
- A study of cryptozoology gave me nightmares for weeks when I was younger.
- It has a track record of exposing frauds, gives space to sceptical views, and sparks debate about controversial subjects - such as ‘Is cryptozoology a science?’
- It features stories on such topics as anomalous astronomical phenomena, anomalies in the physical sciences, scientific hoaxes and cryptozoology.
- Example sentences
- We passed through the Grand Arch, a majestic limestone-cavern entrance-way into a hidden valley, and surveyed the spectacular grotto called Devil's Coachhouse, continuing our cryptozoological pursuit.
- This influence, as well as a slightly warped sense of humor, manifest themselves in her strange cryptozoological creations and each peculiar artifact she creates.
- It's a common cryptozoological trope and hope; that as humankind devours the environment, more large, unknown animals will appear.
- Example sentences
- This creature has been a constant conundrum to cryptozoologists (scientists who study animals that may or may not be real) in North and South America for over 50 years.
- Since cryptozoologists spend most of their energy trying to establish the existence of creatures, rather than examining actual animals, they are more akin to psi researchers than to zoologists.
- This caused great excitement among cryptozoologists and UFOlogists, only to be deflated when a short time later the university announced that the remains were that of a dog.
Pronunciation: /-ˌzōəˈläjikəl, -ˌzo͞oə-/adjective
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