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Detrital

Definition of the adjective Detrital

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  1. [geology] Consisting of, or pertaining to, geological detritus.

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Detrital a.k.a. Detritus 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, or of monomineralic fragments. These particles are often transported through sedimentary processes into depositional systems such as riverbeds, lakes or the ocean forming sedimentary successions. Diagenetic processes can transform these sediments into rock through cementation and lithification, forming sedimentary rocks such as sandstone. These rocks can then in turn again be weathered and eroded to form a second generation of sediment.

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Google previewCoping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security (2011)

Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks by Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, Czeslaw Mesjasz, John Grin, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Béchir Chourou, Pál Dunay, Jörn Birkmann

Detrital is a geological term ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

Modern foodweb analysis views suchfeeding relationships asa'detrital foodchain, ' which isanimportant complement to the more traditionallyrecognized feeding relationships, the 'grazer food chain,' based on photoautotrophs, which pass ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

detrital. pathway. (detritus foodchain) Most simply, a foodchain in which the living primary producers (green plants) are not consumed by grazing herbivores, but eventually form litter (detritus) on which decomposers (microorganisms) and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

detrital pathway (detritus food chain) A *food chain in which the living primary producers (green plants) are not consumed by grazing herbivores but eventually form *detritus on which *detritivores feed, with subsequent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory (2004)

Second Edition by Eric Delson, Head of the Anthropology Department Ian Tattersall, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks

stalagmitic layers were dated from 240 to 70 Ka, interposed between detrital cave-filling sediments containing Paleolithic artifacts and hominid (Neanderthal) skeletal remains. At Ehringsdorf (Germany) ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2010)

by S. L. Sah

Epigenetic Originated by postdepositional Carnotite, copper-lead-zinc diagenesis assemblages, some ironstones III Placer Syndepositional detrital Alluvial gold, cassiterite sands and zircon ores form by the diagenetic replacement of a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

detrital Applied to material derived from the mechanical breakdown of rock by the processes of ' weathering and 'erosion. detrital remanent magnetization (DRM) The magnetization of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)

by Ward Chesworth

Detrital mineral in sediments. 61 Common Na mineral of marine evaporite deposits. 48 Marine evaporite deposits. Chief source of K, mined as sylvinite, an impure mixture with halite. 38 Marine evaporite deposits. Ore of K. 35 Marine evaporite ...

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Scrabble value of D2E1T1R1I1T1A1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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