Linguistic Note on Apotome
The term apotome is archaic, and is rarely used nowadays.
It is pronounced a-POT-o-mee, just as "epitome" is pronounced e-PIT-o-mee.
It is transliterated directly from the Ancient Greek word ἀποτομή, which is the noun form of ἀποτέμνω, from ἀπο- (away) and τέμνω (to cut), meaning roughly to cut away.
Therefore, ἀποτομή means roughly (the portion) cut off.