Meaning of peri- in English:

peri-

Pronunciation /?p?ri/

prefix

  • 1Round; about.

    ‘pericardium’
    • ‘peristyle’
  • 2Astronomy
    Denoting the point nearest to a specified celestial body.

    ‘perihelion’
    Compare with apo-
    • ‘perilune’

Origin

From Greek peri ‘about, around’.