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1. Not essential; unimportant: dispensable items of personal property.
2. Capable of being dispensed, administered, or distributed: dispensable drugs.
3. Subject to dispensation, as a vow or church law.

dis·pens′a·bil′i·ty, dis·pens′a·ble·ness n.
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Noun1.dispensability - the quality possessed by something that you can get along without
inessentiality - not of basic importance
indispensability, indispensableness, vitalness - the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
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Oviedo, with his ability, the commendable attitude he showed for much of last season, and yet his dispensability, is therefore the player Ross would probably most like to move on.
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Thus, the PAA-GNTs appear to be a superior cell labeling agent compared to surfactant-wrapped GNTs with better dispensability in biological media which results in greater cellular uptake with [10.sup.14] [Gd.sup.3+] ions/cell versus [10.sup.9] ion/cell for surfactant-wrapped GNTs [2].
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