hypha hypha, n.; pl. {hyphae}. any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus. See {hyphae}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Hyphae — Hy ph[ae], n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. yfh a web.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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