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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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How did the haruspex orient the liver in space in order to conduct the rites?
159) from Uruk establishes "correspondences between the liver examined by the haruspex and the heliacal risings of constellations.
He also mentions the haruspex Issu-arik in "MVN 4, 262" and TCL 5, 5559.