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hypha

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noun hy·pha \ˈhī-fə\

Definition of hypha

plural

hyphae

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

hyphal

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Origin and Etymology 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 for Students

plural

hyphae

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




Medical Dictionary

hypha

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noun hy·pha \ˈhī-fə\

Medical Definition of hypha

plural

hyphae

\-(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

hyphal

\-fəl\play adjective


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