plural hyphopodia
: a short 1-celled or 2-celled often lobed outgrowth from the mycelium of various ectoparasitic fungi that serves to attach the fungus to the host (as in the sooty molds)

Word History


New Latin, from hypho- + -podium

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“Hyphopodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyphopodium. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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