any of the threadlike parts making up the mycelium of a fungus
Origin of hyphaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek hyphē, a web ; from Indo-European base an unverified form webh- from source weave
- Any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus.
- Any of the threadlike filaments produced by certain bacteria.
Origin of hyphaNew Latin, from Greek huphē, web; see webh- in Indo-European roots.
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ὑφή (hyphae, “web”)