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hepatoscopy

 [hep″ah-tos´kah-pe]
examination of the liver.

hep·a·tos·co·py

(hep'ă-tos'kŏ-pē),
Examination of the liver.
[hepato- + G. skopeō, to examine]

hepatoscopy

(hĕp′ə-tŏs′kə-pē)
n.
Examination of the liver.

hepatoscopy

Ethnomedicine
Haruspicy, hepatomancy—A religious practice among the ancient Hitites and Babylonions in which the liver, entrails or other organ of a sacrificed sheep or poultry was “read” to divine the future.
 
Medspeak
A nonspecific term for any modality used to examine the liver, including laparoscopy, open surgical exploration and imaging.

hep·a·tos·co·py

(hep'ă-tos'kŏ-pē)
Examination of the liver.
[hepato- + G. skopeō, to examine]

hepatoscopy

examination of the liver.
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For example, in SAA 10 179 the haruspex Kudurru explains to Esarhaddon that, under duress, he had performed a fraudulent extispicy.
To take quite a different example, the curious vestiture of the Etruscan haruspex, whose raison d'etre was to mediate between humans and gods, was that of a shepherd.
In Egypt, dream divination fell to the priests, who were acquainted with a number of mantic and divinatory arts, and in Mesopotamia, the same titles that appear for oneiromantics also occur in reference to the haruspex, augur, and practitioners of a variety of other divinatory disciplines.
159) from Uruk establishes "correspondences between the liver examined by the haruspex and the heliacal risings of constellations.