apo·​lune ˈa-pə-ˌlün How to pronounce apolune (audio)
: the point in the path of a body orbiting the moon that is farthest from the center of the moon compare perilune

Word History


apo- + Latin luna moon — more at lunar

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apolune was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Apolune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apolune. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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