hepatoscopy


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hepatoscopy

(ˌhɛpəˈtɒskɒpɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the use of an animal's liver for divination

hepatoscopy

A form of haruspicy which in this case is divination using the liver.
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In the European West, hepatoscopy (divination using the liver) long preceded that of the heart, although I do not here suggest that physical hearts were opened for examination in the same way that livers once were.
beneath skin, hepatoscopy, interested in the liver,
and gunpowder, cultivating the silk-worm, cartography, hepatoscopy, navigational interests, and interest in astrology, astronomy, etc.