ha·rus·pex (hə-rŭspĕks′, hărə-spĕks′) also a·rus·pex (ə-rŭspĕks′)
n. pl. ha·rus·pi·ces (hə-rŭspĭ-sēz′) also a·rus·pi·ces (ə-rŭspĭ-sēz′)
A priest in ancient Rome who practiced divination by the inspection of the entrails of animals.
[Latin; see gherə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ha·ruspi·cate′ (-pĭ-kāt′) v.
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