[krip-tuh-zoh-ik] /ˌkrɪp təˈzoʊ ɪk/
(initial capital letter) Geology. of or relating to that part of Precambrian time whose stratigraphic record yields only sparse, primitive fossils.
Zoology. living in concealed or secluded places.
(initial capital letter) Geology. the part of Precambrian time whose stratigraphic record yields only sparse, primitive fossils.
(of animals) living in dark places, such as holes, caves, and beneath stones
of or relating to that part of geological time represented by rocks in which the evidence of life is slight and the life forms are primitive; pre-Phanerozoic
the Cryptozoic, the Cryptozoic era
[krip-tuh-zoh-ahyt] /ˌkrɪp təˈzoʊ aɪt/ noun 1. a malarial parasite in the stage of development during which it lives in tissue cells prior to invading the blood cells. /ˌkrɪptəʊˈzəʊaɪt/ noun 1. a malarial parasite at the stage of development in its host before it enters the red blood cells cryptozoite cryp·to·zo·ite (krĭp’tō-zō’īt’) n. A malarial parasite […]
[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. /ˌkrɪptəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ; -zuː-/ noun 1. the study of creatures, such as the Loch Ness monster, whose existence has not […]
[krip-tuh-zahy-guh s] /ˌkrɪp təˈzaɪ gəs/ adjective, Craniometry. 1. having the skull broad and the face narrow. cryptozygous cryp·to·zy·gous (krĭp’tō-zī’gəs, krĭp-tŏz’ĭ-gəs) adj. Having a narrow face as compared with the width of the cranium, so that the zygomatic arches are not visible when the skull is viewed from above.
[krip-tuh-zoh-on] /ˌkrɪp təˈzoʊ ɒn/ noun 1. an extinct genus of algae from Precambrian and Cambrian times, forming irregularly hemispherical fossil colonies composed of layers of limy precipitate.