[kawr-dee, -dey, kohr-]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

chordee in Medicine


[kôrdē′, -dā′, kôr-dā]


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.
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