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cryp·tic

(krip'tik),
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]

cryptic

(krĭp′tĭk) also

cryptical

(-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Having hidden meaning; mystifying.
2. Secret or occult.
3. Using code or cipher.
4. Biology Tending to conceal or camouflage: cryptic coloring.

cryp′ti·cal·ly adv.
cryp′tic·ness n.

cryptic

[krip′tik]
Etymology: Gk, kryptos, hidden
pertaining to something concealed.

cryp·tic

(krip'tik)
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]

cryp·tic

(krip'tik)
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]
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