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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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Criticising Akali Dal leaders for wasting public money on laying foundation stones, another Congress leader said they are known for their " love to lay foundation stones before the elections".
The above statements disagree with results obtained in studies by Classen and Scott (1981) who found that ingestion of intermediate levels of calcium by chickens reared during the period affected calcium storage in bone marrow 19 days before the start of the laying period and training of the eggshell during the laying period.
Hens who are laying also need a small amount of grit in their food to give them sufficient calcium to make good thick egg shells.
When the turves are laid, firm them down gently by laying a plank on top and tapping it with a rubber mallet or the back of a rake.
In October and November, the ideal time for laying turf, there's usually enough rain to help new lawns establish.
Originally, Findlay said that he backed the horse to win a significant amount, but when he learned that the horse would be held up instead of make the running, he sought to reduce his liability by laying some of the bet back.
"I've had people tell me that they plan on laying around for the summer," Counts says.
CM100 control system offers 10 axes of coordinated control with individual acceleration and deceleration rate, and "Look Ahead" software to prevent laying down defective tape.
This will see the company laying 33,000km of cable worldwide, 15% more than last year, and it expects cable demand to rocket a further 60% to 53,000km in 2001.
The upgrade combines the vessel's heavy-lifting capabilities with its conversion to J-Lay pipe laying operations in deepwater.
If he answers the bartender's casual inquiry on what he does for a living by admitting "air laying," a distinctive moment of silence will replace the lively conversation around, guaranteed!
On his very first day with the Frelimo, Luis was put to work laying mines.