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Synonyms for detritus

Synonyms for detritus

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks

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The decrease in skeletonness and bulk density, and the increase in specific surface area and base exchange capacity, slight in clay and nonsiliceous iron, within the formed A-horizon as well as in the transitional AC-horizon (Table 5), with the formation of which pedogenesis started on pure detritus, demonstrate a gradual development of the soil profile in depth and a subsequent development of the diagnostic horizons from the temporary transitional formations.
Les ordures menageres et autres detritus s'accumulent partout, ce n'est pas une vue de l'esprit.
In A-CN-K diagrams the samples make linear trend towards illite which suggests that the sediments were derived from a tectonically active source going through non-steady-state weathering, where the detritus has been derived from different zones ofweathering profiles.
detritus is a multi-media installation that pulls images from the 2006-2012 "war on drugs" in Mexico, declared by [then] President Felipe Calderon.
Re:Purposed will explore several of the more recognizable trends among artists who consistently "repurpose" garbage or detritus in their practice.
This is the reason as to why weeds are seen growing up along the sides of walls and pavements, as they can only grow where detritus remains.
Pieces of invertebrates that were not identifiable were placed in a category of unknown invertebrate, and nonchitinous organic material was placed in a category of amorphous detritus. Amorphous detritus represents organic precipitates in food webs of streams (Bowen, 1984).
Matching up pieces of plastic, a brainnumbingly difficult process which is akin to some particularly grisly round on The Krypton Factor as you set aside the doll detritus with forensic precision in the hope of returning a toy back to its former glory ?
The biogenous particles found in the analyzed samples were classified as follows: vegetational terraneous detritus (fragments of tree and grass leaves), animal hair, small insects (lice, fleas) and their fragments, aeroplankton, and equivocal biological garbage.
There are seven headline indicators, namely litter, detritus, graffiti, flyposting, recent leaf and blossom fall, weed growth and staining, which are used to give an overall picture of how clean England is.
Maria and Lucas are carried away by the surge and when the water eventually recedes, they hobble through mud and detritus in search of survivors.
They're going to lay down tracks and have helpers push gullible gawpers along, amid the debris and detritus that inevitably accumulates in such forgotten places.
Wednesday, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO campus; showing of "Waste Land," which focuses on Vik Muniz, an artist who creates portraits with detritus and then photographs them as "photographic delusions"; free; 541-346-2037 or
This cautionary feature reminds end-users of the diaphragm's sole purpose, thus reducing the risk that it will be left in the system after exposure to passivation chemicals and preventing possible contamination from detritus or anodic components becoming embedded in the diaphragm face.
One thing's for certain: it won't be draining away any time soon because all the gullies in every gutter are blocked with summer's detritus. Galoshes anyone?