hepatoscopy


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hepatoscopy

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

A form of haruspicy which in this case is divination using the liver.
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Within this method of divination, inspection of the liver (hepatoscopy) played a major role.
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,