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apocynthion

/ (ˌæpəˈsɪnθɪən) /
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noun

the point at which a spacecraft in lunar orbit is farthest from the moonCompare apolune, pericynthion

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Word Origin for apocynthion

C20: from apo- (away) + cynthion, from Latin Cynthia goddess of the moon
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