- n. Plural form of hypha.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The long, branching filaments of which the mycelium (and the greater part of the plant) of a fungus is formed. They are also found enveloping the gonidia of lichens, making up a large part of their structure.
“When spores reach a favorable place to grow, they germinate and send out long, thin filaments called hyphae," she said.”
“The feces of both species consisted mainly of brownish plant fragments and some microscopic fungal hyphae. (9 words shorter.)”
“However, profuse signs of white hyphae and conidia growing on bat muzzle.”
“Surface hyphae and conidia flake off skin surface easily but have clearly penetrated deep into bat tissue.”
“Although it is not known if this trend also applies to the species diversity of fungal mycelia (the belowground network of fungal filaments or hyphae), it is clear that the amount of fungal hyphae is low in the Arctic .”
“The microscopic examinations of the feces of both species indicated that they consisted mainly of brownish plant fragments and smaller fractions of microscopic fungal hyphae.”
“The feces of both species consisted mainly of brownish plant fragments and some microscopic fungal hyphae. 9 words shorter.”
“Next comes the medulla, which consists of loosely packed hyphae and within which a number of substances produced by the lichen are stored.”
“The thallus consists of 3 or 4 layers of cells or hyphae.”
“Below the upper cortex is the algal layer, in which algal cells are scattered among strands of hyphae.”
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