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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·tri·tus

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

(dĕ-trī'tŭs)
Any broken-down material, carious or gangrenous matter, or gravel.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

detritus

any organic debris.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

de·tri·tus

(dĕ-trī'tŭs)
Any broken-down material, carious or gangrenous matter, or gravel.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012