Etymology
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hypha (n.)

structural element of fungi, 1866, from Modern Latin plural hyphae (1810), from Greek hyphē (singular) "web," probably a back-formation from hyphainō "to weave, warp, devise, produce,"from PIE root *(h)uebh- "to weave" (see weave (v.1)). Related: hyphal.

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Definitions of hypha

hypha (n.)
any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus;
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