noun periapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun
Per`i*hel"ion, Per`i*he"li*um noun
NL., fr. Gr. about, near + the sun.
- (Astron.) That point of the orbit of a planet or comet which is nearest to the sun; -- opposed to aphelion.
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