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.’
    • ‘Would attempts to track and rediscover presumed-extinct species fall into the realm of cryptozoology?’
    • ‘I have a strong interest in cryptozoology, but I prefer to pair it with, rather than set it into opposition, with what physiological, zoological and forensic knowledge I possess.’
    • ‘Some more cryptozoology - this time it's lake monsters in China.’
    • ‘For many years I had a keen interest in the supernatural, UFOs, cryptozoology, etc.’
    • ‘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?’’
    • ‘But paranormal research and cryptozoology are littered with cases that were deemed irrefutable evidence of the paranormal, only to full apart upon further investigation or hoaxer confessions.’
    • ‘It features stories on such topics as anomalous astronomical phenomena, anomalies in the physical sciences, scientific hoaxes and cryptozoology.’
    • ‘Similarly, the best criticisms in areas such as ufology and cryptozoology come from critics within those protosciences.’
    • ‘Exhibits included displays showing skeptical explanations of paranormal claims such as UFOs, the purported moon landing hoax, cryptozoology, and astrology.’
    • ‘Perhaps it's time for cryptozoology to come in from the cold.’
    • ‘It might be worth asking how ‘real’ that is, though - a lot of cryptozoology shares a border with folklore studies.’
    • ‘But we all have our weaknesses, and mine seems to be cryptozoology.’