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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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US and Russian leaders pledged to unite in the fight against terrorism as experts said the horrendous events could push the countries to finally lay aside lingering Cold War mistrust in pursuit of a common enemy.
Whether Wilson entirely succeeds in reducing the ought to an is in translating good into the optimally beneficial--into the biophilic, to use his term--is an issue we may provisionally lay aside. However, the thrust of his argument for the conjunction of ethics and science is, I suggest, not only valid but of enormous significance.
Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation....
I am even free, if only for a moment, to lay aside the burden of goathood and take my place in the flock.
On October 19 the Washington Post demonstrated how to lay aside self-serving timidity and make a tough choice.
The Imo REC said that election should not be a do or die affair and emphasised the need for election winners to lay aside party affiliation and embrace all other contestants for progress and development.
Marking the World Peace Day today, a statement from his office urged the Lebanese to lay aside contentions and concentrate on forming a new viable government amenable to all factions and sides.
In a letter Thursday to G20 leaders meeting in Russia, Pope Francis urged them to "lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution" in Syria.
They must also detach from tit-for-tat by lay aside all squabbling aside.
The combination of the equinox and Mars' move could help you help them lay aside some financial pillows, something soft to land on if or when they need it.
allows the reader to quickly lay aside disbelief and get behind this talking cat who has the most paramount of missions: saving the planet.
In December, 64% of the polled Finns considered saving worthwhile, with 69% of the households being able to lay aside some money and as many as 81% of them believed they would be able to do so during the next 12 months.