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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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Si rien n'est fait, si des actions concretes, vigoureuses, radicales ne sont pas mises en chantier dans les plus brefs delais, le decor des ordures, de la salete, des detritus qui encombrent Casablanca va s'accentuer et il n'est pas exclu de voir apparaitre des maladies liees a ce manque d'hygiene, a toute ces saletes, et les premiers qui en patiront seront les enfants.
The overlap was attributed to amorphous detritus, but it is unclear if this resource is limiting.
In order to remove the periphyton, sediment particles and coarse materials adhered to plant detritus, the plants samples were washed with tap and also distilled water, dried at low temperature (40[degrees]C) until constant mass after, the detritus were homogenized.
3b) fine detritus gyttja began to accumulate, witnessing to the rise in the water level.
El 27 y 28 de Septiembre de 1996, se revisaron los detritus de cuatro madrigueras de Neotoma albigula, localizadas en el Cerro denominado "Coyotes" que se encuentra aproximadamente a 3.
MERRIMACK RIVER -- WHOI scientists Rocky Geyer and Jim Lerczak explore the dynamics of estuaries, where rivers tumble into tides, salt water mixes with fresh, and detritus washed from the land churns with material imported from the sea.
However, once this particular threshold is transgressed, they should be treated as detritus and flushed down the the drain like any other human waste.
In addition to a haunting performance of an elegiac song, Dwyer gives us something memorable: the pulse of a desperate man clawing his way through the detritus.
We throw the detritus of consumer culture into this absence but that mouth remains insatiable.
These bang ups also leave behind atomic detritus from both the sample and the tip, a messy situation that can hamper atom-scale construction projects.
Quarry detritus is a disintegrated pure rock debris occurring in areas of opencast mining.
Until recently, it was believed that only exonic sequences were functional, and that the rest of the DNA was a sort of genetic detritus, consisting of useless code such as defective copies of genes, nonsensical repeats, and the remains of disabled retroviruses (potent viruses such as HIV that can insinuate their code into the DNA of their hosts).