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hyphopodium

[ hahy-fuh-poh-dee-uhm ]
/ ˌhaɪ fəˈpoʊ di əm /
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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.
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Origin of hyphopodium

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