hepatoscopy


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hepatoscopy

[‚hep·ə′täs·kə·pē]
(medicine)
Inspection of the liver, as by laparotomy or peritoneoscopy.
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There were things that I already knew, such as an extraordinary Asian invention of writing, which began in China and in Mesopotamian regions between the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C., and gunpowder, cultivating the silk-worm, cartography, hepatoscopy, navigational interests, and interest in astrology, astronomy, etc.
While no hepatoscopy was ever practiced, some animals have been reported to be omen-bearers, e.g., the long-tailed macaque (kara) in certain directions away from oneself, (53) and the crocodile (buayo) in a certain direction, (54) not to mention a certain threatening posture of that reptile.
Extispicy (hepatoscopy): KTU 1.141-44 / RS 24.312, 24.323, 24.326, 24.327 (liver models from the "fosse," p.t.