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hypha

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noun hy·pha \ˈhī-fə\

Definition of hypha

plural hy·phae play \-(ˌ)fē\

  1. :  one of the threads that make up the mycelium of a fungus, increase by apical growth, and are transversely septate or nonseptate

hy·phal play \-fəl\ adjective


Origin of hypha

New Latin, from Greek hyphē web; akin to Greek hyphos web — more at weave


First Known Use: 1866


HYPHA Defined for Kids

hypha

play
noun hy·pha \ˈhī-fə\

Definition of hypha

plural hy·phae \-ˌfē\

  1. :  one of the fine threads that make up the body of a fungus




Medical Dictionary

hypha

play
noun hy·pha \ˈhī-fə\

Medical Definition of hypha

plural hy·phae \-(ˌ)fē\play

  1. :  one of the threads that make up the mycelium of a fungus, increase by apical growth, and are coenocytic or transversely septate

  2. hy·phal \-fəl\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "hypha" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "hypha"


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