Definition of Hypha

1. Noun. Any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus.

Specialized synonyms: Conidiophore, Rhizomorph
Group relationships: Mycelium
Generic synonyms: Fibril, Filament, Strand



Definition of Hypha

1. Noun. (mycology) Any of the long, threadlike filaments that form the mycelium of a fungus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypha

1. a threadlike element of a fungus [n -PHAE] : HYPHAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Hypha

1. Filament of fungal tissue that may or may not be separated into a file of cells by cross walls (septa). It is the main growth form of filamentous fungi and is characterised by growth at the tip followed by lateral branching. (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypha

hypervolemic
hypervolia
hyperweb
hyperwhite
hyperæmia
hyperæmic
hyperæsthesia
hyperæsthesiæ
hyperæsthetic
hyperæsthetical
hypes
hypester
hypesters
hypesthesia
hypethral
hypha (current term)
hyphae
hyphaema
hyphal
hyphedonia
hyphema
hyphemia
hyphemias
hyphen
hyphen-minus
hyphen-minuses
hyphenate
hyphenated
hyphenated compound
hyphenated compounds

Literary usage of Hypha

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Agricultural Botany, Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1913)
"hypha and Mycelium.—The body of a fungus is composed of long, thin filaments ... Each hypha is a transparent, tube-like structure, the wall of which usually ..."

2. The American Monthly Microscopical Journal by Chas. W. Smiley (1888)
"It is well to draw one or more of the hypha? with all the branches. ... Having noted carefully and drawn the outline of one hypha of the mycelium, next, ..."

3. Text-book of the Diseases of Trees by Robert Hartig (1894)
"... rule transverse septa, which divide the internal space into chambers, are formed a short distance behind the apex. Such a hypha is said to be " septate. ..."

4. Annals of Botany by IDEAL (Project) (1888)
"Dilated portion of trumpet-hypha from an adult stem, showing very massive ... Trumpet-hypha from a young stem showing the commencement of callus-formation. ..."

5. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"the diseased area, hypha; of the Saprolegnia are seen to penetrate horizontally between the cells of the middle layer, thrusting them asunder with so much ..."

6. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Scienceedited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. edited by Biologists Limited, The Company of. (1875)
"Septate carpogonium-hypha ; 2, ascus-producing branch with its curved apex ... End of hypha bearing an ascus with nearly ripe ascospore. x 630 diameters. 9. ..."

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