haruspication

/hərʌspɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
mass noun
(in ancient Rome) the interpretation of omens by inspecting the entrails of sacrificial animals.

Origin
Late 19th century: from haruspex + -ation.

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Marcus mercifully manipulated the goat’s entrails, determining by haruspication that Caesar’s ingrown toenail would be cured.

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