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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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Layman requested that the 2000 Millennium Time Capsule of The International Biographical Centre (Cambridge, England) include extracts from the presentation he delivered on 25 June 1999, at the National Convention of Text and Academic Authors, in Park City, Utah.
we do not even know what it is about," said a Coptic layman who is responsible for a charitable society that serves around 60 Coptic women.
Layman said the listing price for the 30,000-SF building was $500,000 but declined to say what Tyson agreed to pay.
Layman has 14 years' industry experience, most recently with the Mack Trucks
The dramatic development of the Layman burn shows that meteorological features not currently embedded in fire science may be conducive to intense fire activity.
"We chose President Obama for his environmental leadership, particularly in the areas of clean energy and environmental protection, and because he is one of our first leaders to approach conservation and environmental protection from a more global vision," Layman said about the Obama fish, as quoted by BuzzFeed.
Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) was the first Norwegian layman who organized ordinary people to hold prayer meetings in their homes.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree for Chuck Layman. It never has.
A layman, he holds a masters and a doctorate in Western philosophy from the University of Tehran.
Health information management specialists Casto and Layman's (East Carolina U.) text examines how healthcare reimbursement systems affect providers, payers, consumers, policy makers, and the development of classification and information technology systems.
Lynn Sherie Bradford and Meredith Britt Layman were united in marriage on March 27, 2010, at half past five in the evening at Ephesus Baptist Church in Forest The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr.