Definitions for "Pendent"
Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging; as, a pendent leaf.
Suspended from
hanging from a stem
Jutting over; projecting; overhanging.
Relating to the concave triangular segments composing the structure of a dome, something pendent may be viewed as any member of a support system (i.e: a section of a dome; or, organically, a parent/guardian in a nuclear family).