Definition of perijove in English:

perijove

noun

Astronautics Astronomy
  • That point in the path of a celestial object or spacecraft orbiting (or passing) Jupiter at which it is nearest to the planet.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Whewell (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science. From peri- + Jove, after French périjove (Bailly Essai 80). Compare earlier perigee, perihelion.

Pronunciation

perijove

/ˈpɛrɪdʒəʊv/