chordee


chordee

chordee [kawr-dee, -dey, kohr-] Word Origin noun Pathology.

  1. a downward bowing of the penis, of a congenital nature or caused by gonorrhea.

Origin of chordee 1700–10; French cordée (feminine past participle) corded, in the phrase chaude-pisse cordée corded gonorrhea chordee in Medicine chordee [kôr′dē′, -dā′, kôr-dā′] n.

  1. Painful erection and curvature of the penis in gonorrhea or Peyronie’s disease.
  2. Ventral curvature of the penis, most apparent on erection, as seen in hypospadias due to congenital shortness of the urethra.

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