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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).


adj nonprofessional.

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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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The other three girls in the clique are disturbed too, we discover, as chapters alternate between each girl's point of view and lay bare their doubts and insecurities .
Like Goodman, Dylan tried to lay bare the supposed spiritual emptiness of consumerism and middle-class life.
The ions steal neutrons from the target, changing themselves into helium-4, and leave behind nuclei excited just enough to give off gamma rays that lay bare their inner workings.
A Cardinal might take a wife, several English bishops might step out in full masonic regalia, but whatever scandals awaited us in the coming year, none were going to over-shadow the fact and manner of Bishop Smith's humiliating backdown, nothing was going to lay bare as rudely the de facto schismatic state of the English Church.