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hypha[hi´fah] (pl. hy´phae) (L.)
1. one of the filaments or threads composing the mycelium of a fungus.
2. branching filamentous outgrowths produced by certain bacteria (e.g., Actinomyces, Hyphomicrobium), sometimes forming a mycelium.
1. A branching tubular cell characteristic of the filamentous fungi (molds). In most species the hyphae are divided by cross-walls (septa) into multicellular hyphae; intercommunicating hyphae constitute a mycelium, the visible colony on natural substrates or artificial laboratory media. The terms hypha and mycelium often are used interchangeably.
2. Similar structure in some bacteria, e.g., Streptomyces.
[G. hyphē, a web]
hypha/hy·pha/ (hi´fah) pl. hy´phae [L.]
1. one of the filaments composing the mycelium of a fungus.
2. branching filamentous outgrowths produced by some bacteria, sometimes forming a mycelium.hy´phal
n. pl. hy·phae (-fē)
1. Any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus.
2. Any of the threadlike filaments produced by certain bacteria.
[hī′fə] pl. hyphae
Etymology: Gk, hyphe, web
a threadlike structure in the mycelium in a fungus.
hy·pha, pl. hyphae (hī'fă, -fē)
A branching tubular cell characteristic of the filamentous fungi (molds). Intercommunicating hyphae constitute a mycelium, the visible colony on natural substrates or artificial laboratory media.
[G. hyphē, a web]
hypha(pl. hyphae) a filament of the body of a fungus and of certain bacteria, the total of which make up the nonreproductive part of the organism, as opposed to the fruiting body Hyphae may be septate, having internal septa, or nonseptate. However, even in the septate stage, pores are present in the septa so that there is a continuity of cytoplasmic material throughout the hypha. See also HAUSTORIUM.
pl. hyphae [L.] one of the filaments composing the mycelium of a fungus.
hyphae which end in a coil; typical of Trichophyton spp.