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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·tri·tus /dɪˈtraɪtəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·tri·tus /dɪˈtraɪtəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·tri·tus n.
 1. Geol. A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus.
 Note:For large portions, the word débris is used.
 2. Hence: Any fragments separated from the body to which they belonged; any product of disintegration.
    The mass of detritus of which modern languages are composed.   --Farrar.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken
           up [syn: debris, dust, junk, rubble]
      2: loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn
         away from rocks