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Origin of detritus
OTHER WORDS FROM detritusde·tri·tal, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for detritus
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