detritus NOUN debris or waste material.
DERIVATIVES detrital adjective.
ORIGIN Latin, from deterere 'wear away' .

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  • Detrital — De*tri tal, a. (Geol.) Pertaining to, or composed of, detritus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detrital — adjective see detritus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detrital — See detritus. * * * …   Universalium

  • detrital — adjective /diˈtɹaɪtəl/ Consisting of, or pertaining to, geological detritus …   Wiktionary

  • detrital — de·tri·tal || dɪ traɪtl adj. of waste or disintegrated matter, of debris …   English contemporary dictionary

  • detrital — de·tri·tal …   English syllables

  • detrital — /dəˈtraɪtl/ (say duh truytl) adjective composed of detritus. {detrit(us) + al1} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • detrital — də̇.ˈtrīd.]əl, dē.ˈ , īt] adjective Etymology: detritus + al : of, relating to, or resulting from detritus …   Useful english dictionary

  • detrital rock — noun : rock composed mostly of constituents of clastic origin …   Useful english dictionary

  • clastic rock; detrital rock —    A sedimentary rock derived from fragmentated other preexisting rock or organic structures [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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