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Synonyms for by-product

a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence

a product made during the manufacture of something else

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Plutonium, a key nuclear arms ingredient, is a side-product when spent nuclear is reprocessed.
say they've found a method for synthesizing conductive polyaniline - a tough material used in conductive films, coatings, and batteries - that produces only water as a side-product.
Scientists from Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark combined theory and experimentation to identify a new nickel-gallium catalyst that converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide into methanol with fewer side-products than the conventional catalyst.