WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
de•tri•tus /dɪˈtraɪtəs/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

    disintegrated material;
    debris.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

detritus /dɪˈtraɪtəs/ n
  1. a loose mass of stones, silt, etc, worn away from rocks
  2. an accumulation of disintegrated material or debris
  3. the organic debris formed from the decay of organisms
Etymology: 18th Century: from French détritus, from Latin dētrītus a rubbing away; see detriment

deˈtrital adj



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