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Each of the branching filaments that make up the mycelium of a fungus.
- ‘He also saw live dry rot in the form of mycelium and hyphae strands in the core of the brickwork.’
- ‘Faint brown septate hyphae and moniliform fungal elements were found in the granuloma.’
- ‘They are unique among bacteria in that they grow as branching hyphae similar to fungi as they gather nutrients from the soil.’
- ‘In return, the fungi's hairlike filaments, called hyphae, extend the reach of plant roots.’
- ‘In addition, many fungi are able to parasitize spores, sclerotia, or hyphae of other fungi, resulting in biocontrol.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek huphē ‘web’.
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