chordee [kawr-dee, -dey, kohr-] Word Origin noun Pathology.
- 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.
- Painful erection and curvature of the penis in gonorrhea or Peyronie’s disease.
- Ventral curvature of the penis, most apparent on erection, as seen in hypospadias due to congenital shortness of the urethra.