- medical examination of the liver.
- examination of the livers of sacrificed animals as a technique of divination.
Origin of hepatoscopy
Examples from the Web for hepatoscopy
Historical Examples of hepatoscopy
Hepatoscopy or divination from the liver was undertaken by the Chaldeans for the purpose of determining what the gods had in mind.Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria
Hepatoscopy falls within the former category, Astrology and Birth-omens in the latter.
Hepatoscopy and Birth-omens thus followed the same course in passing from the distant East to the West.
- Examination of the liver.