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From New Latin hypha, from Ancient Greek ὑφή (huphḗ, web).

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hypha (plural hyphae)

  1. (mycology) Any of the long, threadlike filaments that form the mycelium of a fungus.
    • 2018, Richard Powers, The Overstory, Vintage (2019), page 272:
      She lays out how fungal hyphae—countless miles of filaments folded up in every spoon of soil—coax open tree roots and tap into them.

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