noun, plural hy·phae [hahy-fee] /ˈhaɪ fi/.
Origin of hypha
Examples from the Web for hypha
Easily distinguishable from all similar moulds by the absence of mycelium or of anything like a hypha.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
But who has ever seen the gonidia of lichens the worse for having the ‘hypha’ growing amongst them?Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
The "real tug of war" comes when the hypha is face to face with the ectoplasm.
When the hypha of a uredine attacks a cell it is unable to perforate it with its whole diameter.
De Bary had previously hinted that the hypha might be attracted by some chemical ingredient of the host plant.
British Dictionary definitions for hypha
noun plural -phae (-fiː)
Word Origin for hypha
Word Origin and History for hypha
1866, from Modern Latin plural hyphae (1810), from Greek hyphe (singular) "web."