apocentricity

apocenter

[ap-uh-sen-ter]
noun Astronomy.
the point in the orbit of a heavenly body farthest from a primary other than the earth or the sun.
Compare pericenter.


Origin:
1900–05; apo- + center

apocentric, adjective
apocentricity [ap-uh-sen-tris-i-tee] , noun
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