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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While no hepatoscopy was ever practiced, some animals have been reported to be omen-bearers, e.
16) The references to hepatoscopy, lecanomancy, and prophecy merely highlight in broad terms the positive or reliable nature of the oracles generated through these methods.
The Etruscan practice of hepatoscopy is no support for the eastern origins theory, but may be evidence for later Near Eastern contacts.