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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.

cryp·tic

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

cryp·tic

(krip'tik)
Hidden; occult; larvate.
[G. kryptikos]
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The mortality of the perfect mimic was significantly ([Alpha] = 001) lower than the mortality of the cryptic item (t = 4,40, P [less than] 0001, df = 20) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
And encryption abilities of Cryptic Disk 4 greatly overcome those of the terminated program.
And the results were conclusive, with 90.83% of readers voting for the second of three options ( a new 13x13 cryptic crossword with additional quick clues.
In the striking image by William Klein,Cantona is stripped to the waist,his chest and stomach daubed with the typically cryptic thought -``You play to fight the idea of losing''.
Since the eradication of malaria in Europe, locally acquired malaria on the continent has usually been classified as "airport" or "odyssean" malaria (transmitted by infected mosquitoes transported by airplanes, ships, containers, luggage, buses, and the like) (4,5), and cases of malaria reported in Europe without identifiable risk factors have been classified as "cryptic" malaria (6).
In her latest offering, Spencer tells the enterprising story of three women, Margaret, Faulkner and Joyce, who initially seem to have nothing in common, but are drawn together in a cryptic sort of way.
UK-based Cryptic Software has unveiled version 6 of its Cybersight intrusion and abuse prevention and detection system.
They have variously interpreted the cryptic columns of numbers, written in the wedge-shaped script called cuneiform, as a trigonometric table or a sophisticated scheme for generating Pythagorean triples.
Reply to more emails; notice publisher has bounced a cryptic email to me.
Friends of Taalib-Din Uqdah, a well-known advocate of African-style hair braiding, are familiar with his somewhat cryptic anti-regulation mantra.
Its authorship is a mystery, thought by most to be a Dominican, Francesco Colonna, following the cryptic sentence made by the first letters of each chapter, but such is the work's power that recent (somewhat implausible) claims have even been made for Alberti.
Eberhard hypothesized that the rapid divergence in male genitalia was driven by the process of "cryptic female choice." Traditionally, the term "female choice" has been used to describe a process whereby females differentially mate with some males among a pool of potential mates.