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hy·pha

 (hī′fə)
n. pl. hy·phae (-fē)
1. Any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus.
2. Any of the threadlike filaments produced by certain bacteria.

[New Latin, from Greek huphē, web; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

hy′phal adj.

hypha

(ˈhaɪfə)
n, pl -phae (-fiː)
(Botany) any of the filaments that constitute the body (mycelium) of a fungus
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek huphē web]
ˈhyphal adj

hy•pha

(ˈhaɪ fə)

n., pl. -phae (-fē).
(in a fungus) one of the threadlike elements of the mycelium.
[1865–70; < New Latin < Greek hyphḗ web]
hy′phal, adj.

hy·pha

(hī′fə)
Plural hyphae (hī′fē)
One of the long slender tubes that form the structural parts of the body of a fungus. Masses of hyphae make up the mycelium.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
conidiophore - a specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia
mycelium - the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphae
rhizomorph - a dense mass of hyphae forming a root-like structure characteristic of many fungi
fibril, filament, strand - a very slender natural or synthetic fiber