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perilune

[per-i-loon] /ˈpɛr ɪˌlun/
noun
1.
the point in a lunar orbit that is nearest to the moon.
Compare apolune.
Origin of perilune
1955-1960
1955-60; peri- + -lune < Latin lūna moon, on the model of perigee
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British Dictionary definitions for perilune

perilune

/ˈpɛrɪˌluːn/
noun
1.
the point in a lunar orbit when a spacecraft launched from the moon is nearest the moon Compare apolune, pericynthion
Word Origin
C20: from peri- + -lune, from Latin lūna moon
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perilune in Science
perilune
  (pěr'ĭ-ln')   
The point at which an object orbiting the Moon, such as an artificial satellite, is closest to the Moon's center.
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