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Dough made of dried corn that has been soaked in limewater then rinsed and ground, used especially in tortillas and tamales.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, dough, from Old Spanish, from Latin massa, mass, dough; see mass.]


(Cookery) Mexican cookery a type of dough made from maize and used to make tamales, tortillas, etc.
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Noun1.Masa - an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages
Chadic, Chadic language, Chad - a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
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Agriculture Undersecretary for Agribusiness and Marketing Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will oversee the expanded operations of the Bigas ng Masa TienDA, which aims to directly link farmers to the consumers and bring down the prices of basic food commodities like rice,' he added.
Uson, however, said it was taken from the Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa page, the social media account of the tabloid launched by Andanar in May.
This year, Envision Works Marketing, MASA Assist's marketing firm, rolled out the new MASA Assist Branding Standards Guide (MABSG).
Los pacientes con antecedentes de hipertension arterial poseen mayor indice de masa lipidica.
Despite the war in Gaza, July 2014 saw a 5% increase in the number of people registering for Masa compared to July 2013.
MaSa has been selected to take over O&M of the Yanbu facilities on the basis of its strong performance in the Jubail Industrial City.
Previous work on masa production seemed to suggest that techniques of production varied among different peoples and places [2].
In the last quarter-final played on Monday night, Al Masa, batting first piled up 188 for the loss of eight wickets and later restricted their rivals to 164 for nine.
En esas condiciones, el electron tiene poca interaccion con el campo y por eso tiene una masa pequena, en tanto que el quark cima tiene una mayor interaccion con el campo, lo que le da una masa mayor.
Cuando las particulas tratan de viajar por el Universo se encuentran con el campo de Higgs adquiriendo automaticamente masa, inercia, resistencia a las fuerzas, pero tambien gravedad.
Mas alla del valor del exponente (Kozlowski y Konarzewski, 2004; Kozlowski y Konarzewski, 2005), se reconoce que comparados con los grandes organismos, los pequenos presentan una tasa metabolica mas elevada (Dawkins, 2004) que la esperable para su masa.
En este contexto, estudios realizados de esta interaccion con gases presentes en el aire muestran que podrian surgir diferencias de masa del orden de decenas de microgramos en patrones de 1 kg en intervalos anuales (Davidson, 2003).