noun peri·jove \ˈperəˌjōv\

Definition of perijove



  1. :  the point in the orbit of a satellite of Jupiter nearest the planet's center — compare apojove

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Origin and Etymology of perijove

French périjove, from péri- peri- (from Greek peri-) + Jove (Jupiter), 5th planet from the sun

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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