noun (plural hyphae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek hyphē web; akin to Greek hyphos web — more at weave Date: 1866 one of the threads that make up the mycelium of a fungus, increase by apical growth, and are transversely septate or nonseptate • hyphal adjective

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  • hypha — hypha, n.; pl. {hyphae}. any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus. See {hyphae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypha — hypha. См. гифа. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Hypha — (gr.), 1) Gewebe; 2) (Bot.), die Saite, der fädliche od. haarähnliche Stamm der Fadenpilze; 3) H. Pers., Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Hyphomycetes (Byssi Meteorici), als aus seinen Fäden bestehende Überzüge, auf Steinen, Erde, faulem Holz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hypha — Hypha, s. Hyphe; H. floccōsa (Wetterzotte), s. Schimmel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • hypha — ► NOUN (pl. hyphae) Botany ▪ each of the branching filaments that make up the mycelium of a fungus. ORIGIN Greek huph web …   English terms dictionary

  • hypha — [hī′fə] n. pl. hyphae [hī′fē] [ModL < Gr hyphē, a web < IE base * webh > WEAVE] any of the threadlike parts making up the mycelium of a fungus hyphal adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hypha — This article is about fungal structures. For the identically pronounced slang term and hip hop subculture, see hyphy. Hyphae of Penicillium …   Wikipedia

  • hypha — (hi fah; pl., hyphae) The unit of structure of most fungi and some bacteria; a tubular filament …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • hypha — Filament of fungal tissue that may or may not be separated into a file of cells by cross walls (septa). It is the main growth form of filamentous fungi, and is characterized by growth at the tip followed by lateral branching …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hypha — hyphal, adj. /huy feuh/, n., pl. hyphae / fee/. (in a fungus) one of the threadlike elements of the mycelium. [1865 70; < NL < Gk hyphé WEB] * * * …   Universalium

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