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hyphae


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyphae  \Hy"ph[ae]\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  "yfh`  a  web.]  (Bot.) 
  The  long,  branching  filaments  of  which  the  mycelium  (and  the 
  greater  part  of  the  plant)  of  a  fungus  is  formed.  They  are 
  also  found  enveloping  the  gonidia  of  lichens,  making  up  a 
  large  part  of  their  structure. 




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