Hepatoscopy meaning

hĕp′ə-tŏs kə-pē
Examination of the liver.
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(rare) Divination by the liver of an animal or bird. The liver was divided into sections, each section representing a deity, and the markings in these zones were important. A form of aruspicy.
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Origin of hepatoscopy

  • Ancient Greek [script?] (hepatoskopia), from ἥπατος (hēpatos), genitive form of ἧπαρ (hēpar, “liver”) + σκοπέω (skopeo, “to see”). Equivalent to hepato- +‎ -scopy.
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