The second meaning of the word alaqah is "suspended thing".
This is what we can see in figures 2 and 3, the suspension of the embryo, during
the alaqah stage, in the womb of the mother.
2: We can see in this diagram the suspension of an embryo during the alaqah
stage in the womb (uterus) of the mother. (The Developing Human, Moore
and Persaud, 5th
ed., p. 66.)
can see in this photomicrograph the suspension of an embryo (marked B) during
the alaqah stage (about 15 days old) in the womb of the mother. The
actual size of the embryo is about 0.6 mm. (The Developing Human, Moore,
3rd ed., p. 66, modified slightly from Histology, Leeson and Leeson, p. 479.)
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