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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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It comes with lay-flat hard cover binding perfect for filing on the shelf or laying open to knit with, it offers keys to knits that fit better and flatter, and reviews techniques and templates from some 16 sizes.
Over the course of a generous three-hour show, Rush ably sold its decisions, with guitarist Alex Lifeson, bass player and singer Geddy Lee and drummer Neil Peart laying open the songs with a devastating precision.
A crisis is created, as it was in the parable, by laying open the ugliness of what's really going on.