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alzarin-stained human fetus 12 weeksBy G. C. Goeringer, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., U.SA.

In this paper the processes of embryonic osteogenesis (the production of bone) and myogenesis (formation of muscular tissue) are described in biological terminology; then the Qur’anic terms ‘izam (skeleton, bones) and lahm (muscles, flesh) are discussed. First presented at an international conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (September 1983).

Embryology in the Qur’an: Bone and Muscle Development

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