antapex

[ ant-ey-peks ]

noun,plural ant·a·pex·es, ant·ap·i·ces [ant-ap-uh-seez, -ey-puh-]. /æntˈæp əˌsiz, -ˈeɪ pə-/. Astronomy.
  1. the point exactly opposite in direction to the solar apex; the point away from which the solar system is moving and toward which the stars appear to be converging, located in the constellation Columba.

Origin of antapex

1
First recorded in 1885–90; ant- + apex

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