follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

pericenter

[per-uh-sen-ter] /ˈpɛr əˌsɛn tər/
noun, Astronomy
1.
the point at which a heavenly body orbiting around a primary other than the earth or sun is closest to the primary.
Compare apocenter.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; peri- + center
Related forms
pericentral, pericentric, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pericenter

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pericentric

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends