pericynthion

/ (ˌpɛrɪˈsɪnθɪən) /

noun

the point at which a spacecraft launched from earth into a lunar orbit is nearest the moonCompare perilune, apocynthion

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Word Origin for pericynthion

C20: from peri- + -cynthion, from Cynthia
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