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perilune

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noun peri·lune \ˈper-ə-ˌlün\

Definition of perilune

  1. :  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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