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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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Lay open is one of the open methods that has also been described and consists of opening the skin covering the sinus and curettage of the residual cavity.
Lay open the woman's body and find: four lovers, red and blue
Dr Huw Thomas, Chair of Mudiadau Dathlu'r Gymraeg said: "Our aim at this conference is to lay open, and encourage a discussion and dialogue regarding the future of the Welsh language at this critical time.
And his creator has also chosen to lay open the hidden Bangalore.
Field visits to Saudi airports will also be conducted for the bidders to get them well acquainted with the potential opportunities lay open in front of them," the statement added.