hyphopodium

hyphopodium

[hahy-fuh-poh-dee-uhm]
noun, plural hyphopodia [hahy-fuh-poh-dee-uh] .
(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:
< Neo-Latin; see hypha, -o-, -podium

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