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aphelion

a·phe·li·on

aphelion

pronunciation:
fil yn [or] fi li n [or] p hi li n
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part of speech: noun
inflections: aphelia
definition: the point that is farthest from the sun in the orbit of a planet or comet.
derivation: aphelian (adj.)
Word Parts
The word aphelion contains the following parts:
heli, helio Greek root that means sun
synonyms:
sol1