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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus.
  • noun Any of the threadlike filaments produced by certain bacteria.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The element of a thallus in Fungi; a cylindric threadlike branched body consisting of a membrane inclosing protoplasm, developing by apical growth, and usually becoming transversely septate as it develops, Göbel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus. See hyphae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mycology Any of the long, threadlike filaments that form the mycelium of a fungus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ὑφή (hyphae, "web")

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  • Citation on mycelium.

    December 5, 2008