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detritus

 [de-tri´tus]
particulate matter produced by or remaining after the wearing away or disintegration of a substance or tissue.

de·tri·tus

(dē-trī'tŭs), Avoid the mispronunciation det'ritus.
Any broken-down material, carious or gangrenous matter, gravel, etc.
[L. (see detrition)]

detritus

/de·tri·tus/ (de-tri´tus) particulate matter produced by or remaining after the wearing away or disintegration of a substance or tissue.

de·tri·tus

(dĕ-trī'tŭs)
Any broken-down material, carious or gangrenous matter, or gravel.

detritus

any organic debris.

de·tri·tus

(dĕ-trī'tŭs)
Any broken-down material, carious or gangrenous matter, or gravel.

detritus (det´ritus),

n the fragments or scraps that cling to teeth, gingival tissues or other oral surfaces.

detritus

particulate matter produced by or remaining after the wearing away or disintegration of a substance or tissue.

detritus cysts
occur in arthritis where there is hemorrhage and necrotic bone.
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We therefore conclude that there is currently no evidence in the region for mixing of Indian and Eurasian detritus in the greater than 50 Ma aged Chogdo Formation, nor evidence for Asian-derived Chogdo Formation overlying Indian plate in sedimentary contact.
To study the effects of detritus removal, we measured several characteristics of sediment in areas where the marsh grass is hayed by commercial farmers.
Plusieurs sac-poubelle sont remplis de toutes sortes de detritus durant cette action.
When the camera sneaks up on a guy in a hazmat suit using a pair of forceps to pick through the detritus on the bottom of the bus, as if he might find a Thumbelina-size survivor concealed under an errant ATM card, you think, "What the hell are these people doing?
Think: Michael Ian Black, Hal Sparks, Beth Littlefield, Rachel Harris and a host of others make fun of the decade's pop-culture detritus they overlooked (mainly because it wasn't big enough) in the first series.
Dense clouds continued to stream from the site as detritus burned steadily for more than a week.
Taylor takes found objects and the detritus of nature to make his fey pictures: "First Course," a bas-relief of "The Last Supper," with beetles glued to the table spread before the Apostles, "Dear Departed," a dead mouse swinging in a glass box frame, among the four dozen on display.
The upper floor is pulled back to form a south-facing roof terrace with views over the industrial detritus of Culver City.
The Government Report goes on to describe the peak Ni Lake sediment anomaly to be close to its ultramafic source due to the high Mn values and that with the Co-V anomalies superimposed on the Ni values serves to emphasize that the anomaly is due to something more than detritus from the ultramafic rock itself.
The sheer glut of detritus in Untitled (foot, mattress), 2003, is breathtaking in its variety and oddly vulnerable beneath the boot of authority.