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pericynthion

/ˌpɛrɪˈsɪnθɪən/
noun
1.
the point at which a spacecraft launched from earth into a lunar orbit is nearest the moon Compare perilune, apocynthion
Word Origin
C20: from peri- + -cynthion, from Cynthia
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