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Definition of "detrital" [de•tri•tal]

  • Consisting of, or pertaining to, geological detritus. (adjective)

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Use "detrital" in a sentence
  • "Another critical point is that detrital feeders like sea cucumbers, brittle stars that wander around the bottom, I didn't see a living sea cucumber around on any of the wellhead dives."
  • "Hence, as vegetation shifts from mosses and lichens to grasses and woody species, runoff is very likely to contain increasing concentrations of DOC and particulate detrital material."
  • "Combined with greater DOC and nutrient loadings, higher water temperatures are likely to lead to a general increase in total stream productivity, although it is unclear whether temperature will have a significant direct effect on the processing rate of additional particulate detrital material."