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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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He says it's amazing how many people will walk through the door, people with long-standing relationships, and they'll be looking for new products due to the seeds that Layman has planted.
Transferred to Saeed Bin Suroor, Layman won on his three-year-old reappearance in the Group 3 Sovereign Stakes over 1m at Salisbury, his return delayed until August due to injury hold-ups.
It was no surprise when Durham put the game beyond the visitors when Layman got her reward for tireless efforts.
Granddad established a lot of the groundwork for us," says Layman.
Layman said the branch from his 11,000-SF Springdale-based store was a strategic move to help better serve the store's commercial customers in Benton County because there is so much construction activity in the area.
Layman comes to the company with over 30 years of experience in the food service and specialty beverage industry.
The Dubai outfit run both Layman and Echo Of Light in the race, with retained rider Frankie Dettori opting to partner the former and Ted Durcan on the supplemented Echo Of Light.
Godolphin are currently four-handed in the mile feature, sponsored by Barclays Bank plc, having also accepted with Layman and Council Member, as well as the six-year-old Blatant.
FRANKIE DETTORI returned to action after his eight-week injury break on Friday and the Sardinian, a much-missed absentee from the big summer meetings, can take this afternoon's televised Celebration Mile at Goodwood on Godolphin's Layman.
Supersub Kerrin McEvoy will have to make way for Frankie when the highly promising Layman runs at Goodwood next weekend, where his target is the Group 2 totesport Celebration Mile.
To a layman like me, it seems almost impossible that light reflected from a body that lies "much farther from the star than Pluto does from the sun" could be seen from Earth at a distance of 450 light years, when Pluto, only 6 light hours away, reflects so little light to Earth ("Stellar Question: Extrasolar planet or failed star?