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Embryo (أجنة)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Embryo (أجنة) is one of the stages of human development mentioned in the Quran, although the Arabic term used is also translated into English as "fetus". This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Organic Object
Embryo (أجنة)
Quranic Concept
CategoryOrganic Object

Embryo is referred to in verse (53:32) of chapter (53) sūrat l-najm (The Star):

Sahih International: Those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, only [committing] slight ones. Indeed, your Lord is vast in forgiveness. He was most knowing of you when He produced you from the earth and when you were fetuses in the wombs of your mothers. So do not claim yourselves to be pure; He is most knowing of who fears Him.

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

AlaqOrganic ObjectFoodCarrionDiseaseEmbryoEyeGrainIntestineHeartLeprosyPorkTongueWing

Concept map for Embryo. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept embryo:

(instance embryo organic-object)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (1 occurance)
  • Embryo - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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