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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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For patients of group A the track was laid open and curettage was done to remove the mucosa / granulation tissue lining the track.
Because of high and complex nature of the fistulous tract, a part of the fistula was laid open and the remaining was kept on a seton, allowing the fibrosis to heal the tract.
Mitchell will be sentenced next month and, despite her private life being laid open during the trial at Paisley Sheriff Court, Suzie praised the legal system.
At the graveside, neighbours passed around pieces of shrapnel as he was laid to rest in a plot where several other freshly-dug graves laid open, as if prepared for further deaths.
The "TexCar" a Mercedes-Benz E-Class model that was rebuilt so that nearly all of the textiles used in its manufacture were laid open is highlighted at the show.
Mr Cooke said the force would look at its estate for savings - and laid open the idea of downsizing some police stations or sharing facilities with other authorities.
If the opening installation had a kind of stunning clarity in the vast areas it laid open to view and in its brilliant contrasts of black and white, the three drawings in the second room were muddier and murkier.
Mick says: "A Labour council weakened by people voting Independent is a council that is laid open to savage Tory cuts without any resistance."
Broad laid open the New Zealand middle order in the first innings by dismissing first test century-maker Rutherford (23) and Ross Taylor (0) before stumps on Friday, leaving the hosts 66-3 overnight.
"Oksana's horrible story laid open the hardness and heartlessness that is part and parcel of today's Ukrainian society," Chalupa
This week, we've laid open our pages to the creative writing of students in grades 1 through 5.
Coleman doesn't have this luxury and with a threadbare squad, Wales' weaknesses are laid open. Even so the boss knows full well the manner of the defeat to Serbia is not acceptable.