apolune

noun
apo·​lune | \ ˈa-pə-ˌlün How to pronounce apolune (audio) \

Definition of apolune

: the point in the path of a body orbiting the moon that is farthest from the center of the moon — compare perilune

First Known Use of apolune

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apolune

apo- + Latin luna moon — more at lunar

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“Apolune.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apolunes. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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