Meaning of hyphopodium

hy•pho•po•di•um

Pronunciation: (hī"fu-pō'dē-um), [key]
— pl. -di•a
  1. (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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