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a•phe•li•on



Pronunciation: (u-fē'lē-un, u-fēl'yun, ap-hē'lē-un), [key]
n.,
pl. a•phe•li•aPronunciation: (u-fē'lē-u, u-fēl'yu, ap-hē'lē-u). [key]

Astron.the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the sun. Cf. perihelion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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