[ hep-uh-tos-kuh-pee ]
/ ˌhɛp əˈtɒs kə pi /

noun, plural hep·a·tos·co·pies.

medical examination of the liver.
examination of the livers of sacrificed animals as a technique of divination.

Origin of hepatoscopy

First recorded in 1720–30; hepato- + -scopy
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Medical definitions for hepatoscopy

[ hĕp′ə-tŏskə-pē ]


Examination of the liver.
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