Origin of detritus
OTHER WORDS FROM detritusde·tri·tal, adjective
How to use detritus in a sentence
The slight elevations of sandy "geest" or detrital spurs were limited in area and in time outgrown.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
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
Trap′-tū′fa, -tuff, a variety of tufa consisting of the detrital matter of trap-rock.
In such scenes of desolation and destruction, detrital sediments are actively being generated.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays|J. (John) Joly
The margin of this new lake, acting upon the detrital matter, would form the second road.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall