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[krip-toh-zoh-ol-uh-jee] /ˌkrɪp toʊ zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi/

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-/
the study of creatures, such as the Loch Ness monster, whose existence has not been scientifically proved


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