apothem

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ap·o·them

, apotheme (ap'ō-them, ap'ō-thēm),
A precipitate caused by long boiling of a vegetable infusion or by its exposure to air.
[G. apo, from, + thema, something set down, fr. tithēmi, to place]

apothem

A line drawn from the edge of a polygon to its geometric centre, or vice versa.