perilune

noun

peri·​lune ˈper-ə-ˌlün How to pronounce perilune (audio)
: the point in the path of a body orbiting the moon that is nearest to the center of the moon compare apolune

Word History

Etymology

peri- + Latin luna moon — more at lunar

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perilune was in 1960

Dictionary Entries Near perilune

Cite this Entry

“Perilune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perilune. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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