perijove

noun
peri·​jove | \ ˈperəˌjōv\
plural -s

Definition of perijove

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

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History and Etymology for perijove

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

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