hyphopodium

[hahy-fuh-poh-dee-uh m]

noun, plural hy·pho·po·di·a [hahy-fuh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌhaɪ fəˈpoʊ di ə/.

(in a fungus) a specialized hyphal branch, composed of one or two usually lobed cells, serving for attachment and for the absorption of food.

Nearby words

  1. hyphenated,
  2. hyphenation,
  3. hyphenic,
  4. hyphenize,
  5. hyphidrosis,
  6. hyphy,
  7. hypnagogic,
  8. hypnagogic image,
  9. hypnagogic state,
  10. hypnagogue

Origin of hyphopodium

From New Latin; see origin at hypha, -o-, -podium

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