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hyphopodium

[hahy-fuh-poh-dee-uh m] /ˌhaɪ fəˈpoʊ di əm/
noun, plural hyphopodia
[hahy-fuh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌhaɪ fəˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in a fungus) a specialized hyphal branch, composed of one or two usually lobed cells, serving for attachment and for the absorption of food.
Origin of hyphopodium
From New Latin; See origin at hypha, -o-, -podium
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