noun \ˈa-pə-ˌthem\

Definition of APOTHEM

:  the perpendicular from the center of a regular polygon to one of the sides

Origin of APOTHEM

International Scientific Vocabulary apo- + -them (from Greek thema something laid down, theme)
First Known Use: circa 1856


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