(ecology) An organism that feeds on detritus; a detrivore, a saprophage.
Pieces of rock broken off by ice, glacier, or erosion.
Detritivores (also known as detrivores, detritophages, detritus feeders, or detritus eaters) are heterotrophs that obtain nutrients by consuming detritus (decomposing plant and animal parts as well as faeces). There are many kinds of invertebrates, vertebrates and plants that carry out coprophagy.
Organic waste material from decomposing dead plants or animals.
(by extension) Any debris or fragments of disintegrated material.
A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus.
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.’;
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks
In biology, detritus () is dead particulate organic material, as distinguished from dissolved organic material. Detritus typically includes the bodies or fragments of bodies of dead organisms, and fecal material.