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

  • n. Any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek huphē, web; see webh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ὑφή (hyphae, "web") (Wiktionary)

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