crypto-, crypt-

(Greek: hidden, secret, secrets, secret writing; by extension, applied to secret code or ciphers)

allocryptic (adjective)
A reference to organisms that use a covering of other organisms or inanimate material to conceal themselves.
Ammocrypta
amphicryptophyte
A marsh plant with amphibious vegetative parts.
anticryptic
apocryphal (adjective), more apocryphal, most apocryphal
That which is considered to be true by some people, but which may be false, and of questionable authenticity: When Fay's friend said that he believed in the Bible, she wasn't sure if he meant the apocryphal writings, too.

The literature professor said that in his opinion, most "rags-to-riches" stories turn out to be apocryphal.

Of doubtful authenticity; false.
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Not genuine; counterfeit.
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Of questionable authorship.
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Apocryphon (s), Apocrypha (pl) (or some sources use) Apocryphas (noun forms)
1. The fourteen books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible.

The eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic church) accept all these books as canonical, while the Russian Orthodox church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status.

2. Etymology: plural of Late Latin apocryphus, "secret, not approved for public reading" or "books of hidden" or "unknown authorship", from Greek apokryphos, "hidden; obscure" referring to those included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate, but not originally written in Hebrew and not counted as genuine by the Jews.

From apo-. "away" + kryptein "to hide". The term Apocrypha is properly plural (the singular would be Apocryphon or apocryphum, so it is normally treated as a collective singular noun form.

bioassessment
Monitoring the aquatic environment to determine the health of a stream.
crypt (s), crypts (pl) (noun forms)
1. A hidden vault.
2. Various recesses, glandular cavities, etc. in the body; such as, tonsillar crypts.
crypta (s), cryptae (pl)
1. A hidden vault.
2. A chapel or oratory underground, or under a church or cathedral.
cryptal
cryptanalysis, cryptanalytics, cryptanalytic, cryptanalytical
The procedures and methods used in translating or interpreting codes and ciphers; the science or study of such procedures.
cryptanamnesia
1. Cryptomnesia (subconscious memory) or hidden memory.
2. The recall of memories not recognized as such but thought to be original creations.
cryptanthous
cryptarch
A secret ruler.
cryptarchy (s), cryptarchies (pl) (noun forms)
A secret government or governments that rule secretly.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "secret, hidden, confidential, concealed": ceal-; clandesti-; myster-; occult-; orgy; stego-, stegano-.