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Meaning of detritus

de•tri•tus

Pronunciation: (di-trī'tus), [key]
— n.
  1. rock in small particles or other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice.
  2. any disintegrated material; debris.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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