chordee

chordee

[kawr-dee, -dey, kohr-]
noun Pathology.
a downward bowing of the penis, of a congenital nature or caused by gonorrhea.

Origin:
1700–10; < French cordée (feminine past participle) corded, in the phrase chaude-pisse cordée corded gonorrhea

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chordee chor·dee (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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