hypha


hy·pha

noun \ˈhī-fə\
plural hy·phae \-(ˌ)fē\

Definition of HYPHA

:  one of the threads that make up the mycelium of a fungus, increase by apical growth, and are transversely septate or nonseptate
hy·phal \-fəl\ adjective

Origin of HYPHA

New Latin, from Greek hyphē web; akin to Greek hyphos web — more at weave
First Known Use: 1866

hy·pha

noun \ˈhī-fə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural hy·phae \-(ˌ)fē\

Medical Definition of HYPHA

: one of the threads that make up the mycelium of a fungus, increase by apical growth, and are coenocytic or transversely septate
hy·phal \-fəl\ adjective

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