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The point in an orbit around the planet Jupiter where the orbiting body is closest to the planet.

[peri- + Jove (on the model of perigee).]
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Noun1.perijove - periapsis in orbit around Jupiter
periapsis, point of periapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
apojove - apoapsis in orbit around Jupiter