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Me·sa

 (mā′sə)
A city of south-central Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.

me·sa

 (mā′sə)
n.
A broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more clifflike sides, common in the southwest United States.

[Spanish, table, mesa, from Old Spanish, table, from Latin mēnsa.]
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mesa

(ˈmeɪsə)
n
(Physical Geography) a flat tableland with steep edges, common in the southwestern US
[from Spanish: table]
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me•sa

(ˈmeɪ sə)

n., pl. -sas.
a land formation, less extensive than a plateau, having steep walls and a relatively flat top: common in arid and semiarid parts of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
[1750–60, Amer.; < Sp: table < Latin mēnsa]

Me•sa

(ˈmeɪ sə)

n.
a city in central Arizona, near Phoenix. 344,764.
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me·sa

(mā′sə)
An area of high land with a flat top and two or more steep, cliff-like sides. Mesas are larger than buttes and smaller than plateaus, and are common in the southwest United States.
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mesa

A relatively small plateau capped by resistant horizontal rocks.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mesa - flat tableland with steep edgesmesa - flat tableland with steep edges; "the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"
plateau, tableland - a relatively flat highland
2.Mesa - a city in Arizona just to the east of Phoenix; originally a suburb of Phoenix
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
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Translations
Tafelberg

mesa

[ˈmeɪsə] N (US) → colina f, baja duna f
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mesa

nTafelberg m
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mesa

[ˈmeɪsə] n (tableland) → mesa
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References in periodicals archive ?
Technical advancements in the medical field have made procreation possible for men facing infertility issues.Some commonly known procedures available include Testicular Sperm Aspiration or TESA, Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA), Percutaneous Biopsy of the Testis (Perc Biopsy), and Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA).
These procedures include microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA), in which the epididymis is opened under an operating microscope and fluid is aspirated and examined for the presence of motile sperm; testicular sperm aspiration (TESA), in which testicular tissue is aspirated by a needle and examined for sperm; and testicular sperm extraction (TESE), in which the testis is opened by a single incision and a biopsy is obtained and examined for sperm.
Epididymal sperm retrieval techniques include PESA and microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA).