wedge-and-dash

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wedge-and-dash image of methane

wedge-and-dash ‎(plural wedges-and-dashes)

  1. (chemistry) A method of representing the three-dimensional structure of a molecule in which solid lines represent bonds in the plane of the image, wedges represent bonds towards the viewer and dashed lines represent bonds away from the viewer