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pendulous

adjective pen·du·lous \-ləs\

: hanging down and swinging freely

Full Definition of PENDULOUS

1
archaic :  poised without visible support
2
a :  suspended so as to swing freely <branches hung with pendulous vines>
b :  inclined or hanging downward <pendulous jowls>
3
:  marked by vacillation, indecision, or uncertainty
pen·du·lous·ness noun

Examples of PENDULOUS

  1. <a cow with a pendulous udder>
  2. <a pendulous crystal chandelier dominated the ballroom>

Origin of PENDULOUS

Latin pendulus, from pendēre to hang
First Known Use: circa 1605
Medical Dictionary

pendulous

adjective pen·du·lous \-ləs\

Medical Definition of PENDULOUS

:  inclined or hanging downward

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