Origin of detritus
Examples from the Web for detrital
It does not go to increase the great body of detrital deposits.
The margin of this new lake, acting upon the detrital matter, would form the second road.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
The sides also became less vertical, and there was an accumulation of detrital fragments about their bases.A Journey in Other Worlds|John Jacob Astor
In such scenes of desolation and destruction, detrital sediments are actively being generated.
The slight elevations of sandy "geest" or detrital spurs were limited in area and in time outgrown.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
British Dictionary definitions for detrital
Word Origin for detritus
Word Origin and History for detrital
1795, "process of erosion," from Latin detritus "a wearing away," from detri-, stem of detere "wear away" (see detriment). Geological sense of "matter produced by erosion" is 1802, probably from French detritus; incorrect, in any case.