Detritus

Dead organic material in the water column or on the bottom of a water body.

Detritus

In biology, detritus (pronounced dee-try-tus) is non-living particulate organic material (as opposed to dissolved organic material). It typically included the bodies or fragments of dead organisms as well as fecal material. Detritus is typically colonized by communities of microorganisms which act to decompose (or remineralize) the material. In te...
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detritus

Minerals or rock fragments that eroded and end up in a different region from natural causes, such as downstream currents.
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Detritus

Organic matter produced by the decay or disintegration of a substance or tissue (Morris 1992).
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detritus

organic waste material produced by the decomposition of dead plants and animals.
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detritus

(de-tri´tәs) particulate matter produced by or remaining after the wearing away or disintegration of a substance or tissue.
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detritus

(L: tritus wearing, friction; detritus wearing down) debris of any kind, produced by erosion, decay, rubbish, waste. Organic debris from decomposing plants and animals. In the ocean, dead (and alive) plankton organisms rain down to the sea bottom to make up the detritus found there.
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detritus

[n] - loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks
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Detritus

• (n.) Hence: Any fragments separated from the body to which they belonged; any product of disintegration. • (n.) A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus.
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Detritus

[geology] Detritus (s; adjective detrital əl) is particles of rock derived from pre-existing rock through processes of weathering and erosion. A fragment of detritus is called a clast. Detrital particles can consist of lithic fragments (particles of recognisable rock), or of monomineralic fragments (mineral grains). These particles are oft...
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Detritus

De·tri'tus noun [ French détritus , from Latin detritus , past participle of deterere . See Detriment .] 1. (Geol.) A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus . » For larg...
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Detritus

A general term for loose rock fragments produced by mechanical weathering.
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detritus

Accumulated organic debris from dead organisms, often an important source of nutrients in a food web.
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Detritus

Accumulated silt and organic debris on the bed of a river or still water
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detritus

Aggregate of fragments from organic structures, as detached or broken-down tissues; small pieces of dead and decomposing plants and animals.
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Detritus

Boulders, rocks, gravel, sand, soil that has eroded from mountains over time.
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detritus

detritus 1. Fragmented particulate organic matter, or very small pieces of organic matter, derived from the decomposition of plant and animal remains; organic debris or trash. 2. Debris or discarded material. 3. In geology, matter produced by the detrition or wearing away of exposed surfaces, especially the gravel, sand, clay, or other material ero...
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detritus

Fragments of dead plant and animal material before, during and after breakdown by agents of decay. May incorporate inorganic matter (such as mud).
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Detritus

in a nest, organic waste material from decomposing nesting material, feathers, etc. May attract fire ants.
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detritus

In biology, the organic debris produced during the decomposition of animals and plants
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detritus

Loose rock and mineral material produced by mechanical disintegration and removed from its place of origin by wind, water, gravity, or ice; also, find particles of organic matter, such as plant debris.
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detritus

non-living particulate organic material (as opposed to dissolved organic material).
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detritus

non-living particulate organic material (as opposed to dissolved organic material).
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Detritus

Organic waste matter that collects on the bottom of fish tanks.
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Detritus

Particulate material that enters into a marine or aquatic system. If derived from decaying organic matter it is organic detritus.
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