cryptozoology etymology

English word cryptozoology comes from English zoology, English crypto- (Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.)

Detailed word origin of cryptozoology

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
zoology English (eng) A treatise on this science.. That part of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct.
crypto- English (eng) Cryptographic.. Hidden, invisible.. Secret.
cryptozoology English (eng) Study of animals whose existence has not been proven.

Words with the same origin as cryptozoology

Descendants of zoology
anthrozoologist archaeozoologist archeozoologist bryozoologist cryptozoological cryptozoologist ethnozoologist malacozoologist morning zoo nonzoologist palaeozoologist paleozoologist petting zoo protozoologist xenozoologist zoo zoo format zoological zoological name zoologist zoologize
Descendants of crypto-
Cryptozoic cryptoanalytical cryptobenthic cryptobotany cryptochirality cryptochrome cryptoendolith cryptoexotic cryptoflysch cryptofunction cryptoglandular cryptogram cryptography cryptology cryptomaterial cryptophane cryptophone cryptopolyploid cryptoprocessing cryptoprotocol cryptopyrrole cryptosexist cryptotomography cryptovirological