hyphopodium

noun
hy·pho·po·di·um
plural hyphopodia\-ēə \

Definition of hyphopodium 

: 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)

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New Latin, from hypho- + -podium

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