and also has homo- or con- in it? It also needs to be a general word that can be used in, for example, a fiction literary story that has nothing to do with science: an imaginary thing, a word somehow like homogeneous or homologous. I need to say that something is “of the same material” as something else. If I had the word and could fill in the blank, my sentence should be:

X is _____ to Y

meaning X is made of the exact same material as Y.

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    You might try two words: materially identical. X is materially identical to Y.
    – Jim
    Jan 2 '14 at 21:52

There is a word 'homomaterial' I am not entirely clear about its meaning, but it may be of help. You can find more by clicking on this link.

  • Thanks! can I say this for example: Homo-material to ash?
    – user54495
    Nov 3 '13 at 12:38
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    @Hamed I'm not sure what that means. And the word homomaterial which I saw was not hyphenated.
    – WS2
    Nov 3 '13 at 12:44
  • stack exchange spellchecker suggested it hyphenated. about the meaning, to clarify I name another example. you see it is correct if I say 'similar to ash'. But I don't need to word similar because it doesn't imply the material it is made of.
    – user54495
    Nov 3 '13 at 12:50
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    @Harned - You can't trust spellcheckers when you're dealing with rare or specialized words. The suggested word provided here clearly has precedent, but, if you decide to use it, I woudn't expect your readers to recoginize it. You'd probably be better off using "X is made of the same material as Y," or, "X and Y are both made of..."
    – J.R.
    Nov 3 '13 at 13:03
  • What is the reason for this? you mean English speakers can not accept that something is of the same material as something else? even when it is fiction? or is it because of the lack of words? I don't understand why it is impossible to use such word for these occasions.
    – user54495
    Nov 3 '13 at 13:19

You might try:

homogenous adjective 1: of the same or a similar kind or nature

if you want something that is consistent. Howver, if you want to emphasize exactly the same you might prefer

isogenic adjective: characterized by essentially identical genes

from m-w.com


There is homoousion, a beautiful word with a long theological history in Christianity. It means "one in being" or "of single essence". It was contrasted with homoiousianism (from ὅμοιος, hómoios, "similar", as opposed to ὁμός, homós, "same") and heteroousianism (meaning "different" in substance).

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