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(lā) [Fr. lai, L. laicus, fr Gr. laïkos, pert. to the people]
Not professionally trained in or qualified to practice any of the professions for which a higher education is required (e.g., law, medicine, clergy).
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Q. what is leukemia in lay person language, what causes it, what are the symptomes, and is it cancer

A. Leukemia is cancer of white blood cells. there are about 6-7 types of Leukemia i think...i'll have to check that one out. it basically means a white blood cell got mutated and started to multiply like crazy. causes severe problems. the types defer in which part of maturation it got cancerous. i hope i helped- if you still need more information, just ask! i'm here.

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Everton physio Mike Rathbone said that Rooney was "very unwell" and expected to be laid low for "five or six days".
Elsewhere, another hapless citizen of the same ill-fated town has apparently been laid low by a falling vinyl banquette.
Brazil's cacao capital, laid low by a bitter harvest, bounces back with computers.
The American Littoral Society and New York/New Jersey Baykeeper work together trying to preserve what's left of a natural environment laid low by dredging, filling and construction.
And it's outrageous that when you're laid low with the flu, you've got to get a written letter from your doctor if you're gone three days or more."
Then Whittaker was laid low by a flu-like virus, which left him too weak to climb.
Tough guy Sylvester Stallone has been laid low on the set of his new film...
John Wayne Bobbitt has apparently been hoisted high and laid low to pay for our macho sins, and by his martyrdom sexual justice will be done on earth as it is in...hell.
On-loan defender Clayton McDonald was laid low with the virus this week, while boss Chris Hutchings and leftback Netan Sansara were both suffering with a case of the sniffles on Thursday.
The bug laid low three of Paris St Germain's top stars - including former Rangers midfielder Jeremy Clement - and league officials pulled the plug on their clash with Marseille.
Laid low initially by difficulties in borrowing money, its problems might seem small by comparison to those that have befallen other banks.
She was a once-fit swimming pool lifeguard laid low by inherited cystic fibrosis.