perilune


peri·lune

noun \ˈper-ə-ˌlün\

Definition of PERILUNE

:  the point in the path of a body orbiting the moon that is nearest to the center of the moon — compare apolune

Origin of PERILUNE

peri- + Latin luna moon — more at lunar
First Known Use: 1960

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