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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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Later, the martyred officer was laid to rest in Mohammad Shah graveyard in North Karachi.
Similarly, Captain Arif Ullah was laid to rest with full military honours in his native area of Lakki Marwat, while soldier Mohsin Ali was laid to rest in his hometown of Jaranwala.
Slain politician Ali Raza Abidi was laid to rest in Karachi on Wednesday.
The religious leader was then laid to rest in Dola-Mola graveyard adjacent to the Tableeghi Markaz.
Meanwhile in Pasir Mas, the remains of another fallen firefighter Muhammad Hifdzul Malik Shaari, 25, were laid to rest at the Kampung Kubang Terap Muslim Cemetery here yesterday.
Four were laid to rest in Gaza City, two in Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, and one, the 12-year-old child, was buried in Khan Younis in the south.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif brought the deceased's body back to the country after which she was laid to rest at the Jati Umra graveyard on September 14.
George cemetery in Bab Sharqi area, where the deceased was laid to rest.
Washington DC, [USA] July 03 ( ANI ): Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson was laid to rest at a private funeral in America's California state.
PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking has been laid to rest between the graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey, during a service to celebrate his life.
WWE star Chyna has finally been laid to rest, months after her death.
HUNDREDS of Welsh veteran soldiers, officers and cadets from across Wales will mark a historic occasion today as The Royal Welch Fusiliers' (RWF) colours will be laid to rest.