noun peri·lune \ˈper-ə-ˌlün\

Definition of perilune

  1. :  the point in the path of a body orbiting the moon that is nearest to the center of the moon — compare apolune

Origin and Etymology of perilune

peri- + Latin luna moon — more at lunar

First Known Use: 1960

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